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August 2016 update

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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Barngala [bjb]
Source: Facebook public group
A community group for Barngarla descendants, with a particular interest in reclaiming the language.
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Source: Mark Clendon
This book reconstructs a significant amount of Barngarla morphology, phonology and syntax, based on the introduction to Pastor Clamor Schürmannís Vocabulary of the Parnkalla language (1844). It is designed primarily for educators and other people who want materials accessible to non-linguists and more suited to pedagogical practice. It is a freely downloadable PDF book.
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Source: SA Government
A listing of South Australian schools teaching Aboriginal languages, including Adnyamathanha, Antikirinya, Barngala, Dieri, Kaurna, Narungga, Nauo, Ngarrindjeri, Pitjantjatjara, Wirangu.
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Source: Ghil’ad Zuckermann/Rob Amery
An archived on-line course on language endangerment, with some focus on Australian languages including Kaurna and Barngala. Anyone can access the course and its materials.
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Source: SBS/Andy Park
Article about the revival efforts for Barngarla (Eyre Peninsula) including an interview with Harry Dare explaining the significance of the language for him, and with Ghil’ad Zuckermann, who says that Australia is one of the worst countries for destroying languages.
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Source: Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Paul Monaghan
‘Revival Linguistics’, or ‘Revivalistics’ is proposed as a new branch of linguistics, and is pioneered by Ghil’ad Zuckermann and his team in the Linguistics department, University of Adelaide. In particular, the approach is being applied to the Barngala language, and this paper describes ‘talknological’ innovations such as the use of social media in language revival activities.
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Source: Anna Goldsworthy / The Monthly
Lively journalistic account of the teaching and revival of the Barngala language at a workshop run by Ghil’ad Zuckerman. See also Ghil’ad Zuckermann’s website.
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