Category Archives: Language Maintenance

Our Country, Our Voices – Guardian Australia

The Guardian Australia website has posted a series of articles on Indigenous languages under the title ‘Our Country, Our Voices’. The articles cover numerous topics of interest to LING366/566 students including the importance role of languages in regards to cultural … Continue reading

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Teaching Indigenous Languages in primary schools

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share these news articles which relate how some primary schools have introduce their local Indigenous language and is taught to all children of the school and town. Even though Indigenous Language in Education is in … Continue reading

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Puliima 2013

Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum is set to run in Melbourne this year 26th-30th of August. Registrations will be opening soon. To find out more visit the Puliima website here. -Annie

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Australian languages on radio national

I haven’t made a blog post for a while sorry but will write about the Our Land Our Languages report as soon as I can. In the meantime check out these discussion that have aired on Radio National over the … Continue reading

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Our Land Our Lanugages report released- exciting times for Aboriginal languages.

As many of you may be aware by now the Our Land, Our Languages report was released earlier this week. The report is the result of the Nation Inquiry into Indigenous Language Learning which collected submissions from all over the … Continue reading

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Ngukurr in the News

As I’ve written before, Ngukurr language centre is up and running again and looking for a co-ordinator. Here is a short interview with Greg Dickson and Anthony Daniels about what has been going on at the language centre and its … Continue reading

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Resources to support language maintenance and revival.

As the sentate inquiry into Indigenous language learning has rolled around the country collecting submissions, a common theme has been the requirement of sufficient and reliable funding. ABC news reports of another such request from Ray Ingrey, the executive officer of … Continue reading

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