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RESULTS: 6 ITEMS FOR LANGUAGE Warumungu

Warumungu [wrm]
Source: Patrick McConvell, Jane Simpson, Gillian Wigglesworth
Research following 5-10 children and their families in 3 communities from 2004-2007, to study the language input children receive in multilingual environments. Languages include Gurindji, Kriol, Walmajarri, Warlpiri and Warramungu. See also the second phase of the project which focuses on language issues when children enter the formal school system.
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Source: Eduardo Avila / Global Voices
The radio program and audio podcast Pinarra Aku created by Kathy Burns and Rosemary Plummer, a teacher and traditional owner, teaches children from the Barkly region about Warumungu language and culture. This page has links to streaming and downloadable audio programs.
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Source: Jane Simpson
This article describes strategies used by Warumungu speakers to create new words and ways of expressing new concepts. Originally published as: Simpson, Jane. 1985. How Warumungu people express new concepts. Language in Central Australia 4:12-25
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Source: Jane Simpson
A research article on the dynamics of language change as evidenced by the languages spoken by and heard by children in four Aboriginal communities in WA and NT. Many Aboriginal children grow up in language landscapes that are undergoing rapid change - languages are declining but also changing, and new languages are being created.
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Source: Kathy Burns/RosemaryPlummer/Barkly Regional Arts
Pinarra Aku is a children’s language radio show, teaching Warumungu language. Several language learning episodes together with teaching guides.
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Source: David Nash
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