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RESULTS: 15 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Language maintenance & revival

Arrernte [aus-x-arq]
Source: Christobel Swann
Christobel Swann is a Conservationist who works as an Aboriginal Linguist in Alice Springs. She gives a personal and community perspective on the state of languages, especially her own, southern Arrernte.
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Darug [xdk]
Source: NSW government/Centre for Indigenous Technology
Words and other language, historical and cultural resources for Dharug, from the Sydney area. The best place to start is from the Word List page and the menus on the left. Features the voice of Richard Green, news, blog etc.
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Dhurga [dhu]
Source: Jonathan Hill
Essay in which the author describes the complex issues involved in teaching "a dead language". He advocates that every Australian student should learn an Aboriginal language.
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Kaurna [zku]
Source: ABC
Transcript of article about Kaurna "being spoken as a result of a joint effort by black and white Australians to revive what had been considered by many to be a dead language" [ABC 7.30 Report 28/02/01].
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Warrungu [wrg]
Source: Tasaku Tsunoda
A short report of Professor Tsunoda's experience in the preservation and revival of the Warrungu language of the Upper Herbert River area of north Queensland.
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Wirangu [wiw]
Source: Christie Peucker/Adelaide now
Wirangu teachers and academics note that language teaching in many SA schools is dominated by Pitjantjatjara while local languages and their local cultures should be given more attention. In the Ceduna area, Aboriginal teachers are now learning Wirangu from elders Gladys and Doreen Miller and then teaching at Koonibba Aboriginal School through activities like fishing, reef walking and painting.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: ABC/Nance Haxton
Media article, with audio, on the threat to the remaining Indigenous languages. The audio includes singing by Lenora Adid in her language Kala Lagaw Ya.
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Source: Dr Eve Fesl/FATSIL
Part 1 of a Guide for Aboriginal language workers. Dr Fesl is the first Indigenous person to take a doctorate in Linguistics in Australia.
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Source: ABC
ABC Hindsight program (4 July 2009) about reviving Aboriginal languages. Transcript available (former website included audio, video, and interviews with Aboriginal teachers and students, linguists and others, interactive map, all now sadly removed by the ABC).
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Source: Australian Government
ILS provides funding support for the maintenance, transmission and revival of Indigenous languages. Formerly the Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records program.
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Source: Dr Eve Fesl/FATSIL
Part 2 of a Community Guide for the Recovery, Research and Development of Queensland's Indigenous Languages.
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Source: Dept Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Australian government department responsible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. This sparse page is the successor to the ill-fated ATSIC language program pages.
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Source: ABC/Message Stick
Article from 2009 - transcript of discussion about language reviitalisation from Aboriginal teachers and others from various regions who are teaching their languages.
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Source: University of Adelaide
The Mobile Language Team provides assistance and training in many aspects of language work and resource development for South Australian languages. The website has a range of advice, links, and news about South Australian languages. The team consists of Dr Mary-Anne Gale, Karina Lester, and Dr Paul Monaghan.
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Source: Australian Government
Government reports and policies on Indigenous languages, including National Indigenous Languages Policy.
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