Speaking up

Burdon, Amanda (2013) Speaking up. Australian Geographic (116). pp. 54-65. ISSN 0816-1658

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Abstract

The article presents information related to indigenous languages spoken by Aboriginals in Australia including the Anmatyerre and Warlpiri languages. It is noted that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people spoke at least 250 distinct languages at the time of European colonization. It is mentioned that linguistic heritage is not lost completely by many of the 1000 or so residents of Woorabinda. It informs about the growing network of indigenous language centres.

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Additional Information: AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC thanks April Pengart Campbell, Jenny Green, Margaret Carew, Margaret Florey, Veronica Perrurle Dobson, David Roennfeldt, Leonard Miller, Estelle Miller and Paola Ciarla for their assistance with this story.
Keywords: ABORIGINAL Australians -- Languages ABORIGINAL Australians -- Australia INDIGENOUS peoples COLONIZATION WARLPIRI language ANMATYERRE language.
Field of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200319 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Research Collaboration Area: Languages
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 23:44
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 23:44
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/390

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