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Another 75 items have been added to the Virtual Library, bringing the total number of items to over 500, representing over 150 languages ... read more

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RESULTS: 21 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Blogs, forums, social networking

Anindilyakwa [aoi] see all Anindilyakwa
Source: James Bednall/Crikey
A linguist’s experience of working with the language Anindilyakwa, providing an introduction to the Warnindilyakwa people and their language. An item from Fully (sic), Crikey’s language blog, which features several posts on Australian languages.
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Barngala [bjb] see all Barngala
Source: Facebook public group
A community group for Barngarla descendants, with a particular interest in reclaiming the language.
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Bininj Gun-wok [gup] see all Bininj Gun-wok
Source: Bininj Kunwok Language Project
Facebook page for the Bininj Kunwok Language Project, with news and postings in both Bininj Kunwok and English.
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Dieri [dif] see all Dieri
Source: Peter K. Austin
A blog set up to support the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation language revitalisation project. Includes many posts with language learning materials, explanations, recordings and texts, songs and comics.
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Gunwinygu [gup] see all Gunwinygu
Source: Bininj Kunwok Language Project
Facebook page for the Bininj Kunwok Language Project, with news and postings in both Bininj Kunwok and English.
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Source: Bininj Kunwok Language Project
A place for reading and writing in Kunwinjku, Kundjeyhmi, Kuninjku and Mayali and for photos & stories from Kakadu and Western Arnhem Land.
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Gurindji [gue] see all Gurindji
Source: Gurindji community members/Karungkarni Art
A Facebook community group page (‘just the start of this little language centre’) for Gurindji language, and for sharing resources and ideas for language at Kalkaringi/ Daguragu.
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Jiwarli [mem] see all Jiwarli
Source: Peter K. Austin
General information, references and short story with audio, for Jiwarli. There is also a short dictionary sample with the promise of a comprehensive online dictionary.
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld] see all Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay
Source: Brooke Ferguson / John Giacon / Clare Manning / Elena Mujkic
Regularly updated blog for Gamilaraay teaching, language resources, and items of general interest such as songs, photos, video etc.. See also the main Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay website.
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Kriol and pidgins [rop] see all Kriol and pidgins
Source: Ngukurr Language Centre
Facebook page for the centre, with active reports, updates and conversations, mostly in Kriol. See also their innovative website at http://www.ngukurrlc.org.au/.
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Wajarri [wbv] see all Wajarri
Source: Rosie Sitorus/Crikey
Linguist Rosie Sitorus provides an introduction to the languages and peoples of the midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. An item from ,a href="http://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/">Fully (sic), Crikey’s language blog, which features several posts on Australian languages.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: Facebook group
Facebook page with news, links etc. Page created by Mrs Elvianna Dorante-Day with the aim to promote, preserve and maintain the use of Australia’s Indigenous languages.
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Source: Duane Hamacher
This blog-format resource brings together researchers who are studying the astronomical knowledge and traditions of Indigenous Australians. Includes some posts and resources with language names for constellations, stone arrangements, and other astronomical phenomena.
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Source: Students from The University of New England, NSW
Student-initiated project to use a blog to raise awareness and share knowledge about Australian languages and related issues. Lots of interesting links and snippets.
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Source: Kevin Rennie
On 21 February 2015, Indigenous people around the world collaborated in the Tweet for International Mother Language Day campaign. Over 100 Australian languages were represented in tweets on that day.
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Source: First Languages Australia
Facebook page with regular postings from First Languages Australia.
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Source: Jane Simpson / The Conversation
Jane considers parallels between forced assimilation and the imposition of English in the context of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. She argues for ‘best practice’ in schools, where the home language is used as the medium of instruction in the classroom at the start, and later children transition in a systematic way to add English. Ultimately, there must be much more Indigenous language - and well-trained language-speaker teachers - throughout schools with Indigenous students.
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Source: Greg Dickson/Crikey
This article takes an alternative view on the so-called "literacy gap" amongst Indigenous people, and argues for greater recognition and rights to literacy in people"s own Indigeous languages, not (only) English.
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Source: nginarra*
Regularly updated blog by ‘that munanga linguist’* on a range of topics related to Indigenous languages (mostly NT languages) and related matters, often entertaining and of current-affairs interest. See also Greg Dickson’s page on Academic.au.
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Source: Claire Bowern
A regularly-updated blog of notices of recent papers on Australian languages.
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Source: Peter K. Austin
Peter’s web page has many downloadable publications and links to blog posts representing his long involvement with Aboriginal languages in NSW, SA and WA. See also Peter’s page on Academia.edu.
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Source: Jane Simpson et al
Articles, discussions and notices on various topics on Australian languages and linguistics. From staff at University of Sydney, PARADISEC, and others.
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