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Lecture "Australian Indigenous Languages: Reclamation and revival"


Published: October 25, 2012

Australian Indigenous languages have been endangered to different extents since the arrival in Australia of English speaking colonists in the late eighteenth century. Of the two hundred and fifty Australian Indigenous languages spoken at that time, less than fifty languages continue to be spoken as first languages by children. This talk will examine the language situation typical of the most severely endangered languages, for example, in the areas close to Australian cities in the South East of Australia and discuss some of the ways the Indigenous communities are attempting to reverse this loss with input, in some cases, from linguists and government initiatives.

Speaker: Dr. Heather Bowe, Monash University.
Date and Time: November 1st, 2012, 5:00 pm
Venue: Laboratory 3, 8th floor, Building W3
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