MLT News

THE MLT’S CLAYTON CRUSE ATTENDS 2014 WANALA CONFERENCE IN BROOME

October 20, 2014

In early September I travelled to Broome to attend the 2014 Western and Northern Aboriginal Language Alliance (WANALA) Conference. The conference was held at The University of Notre Dame’s Broome campus, and lasted 3 days. People travelled from all over Australia to attend, most of whom were working in the field in some way, shape […]

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MLT CADET DAWN TAYLOR WAKES UP THE BARNGARLA LANGUAGE

August 20, 2014

“I feel we have finally woken our language and now we can share it. I’m the happiest woman in the world” Whyalla resident Dawn Taylor recently completed a cadetship with the MLT. Her project was to research and develop a digital learning tool for the revival of the Barngarla language. Dawn produced an audio-visual presentation […]

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WORLDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION 2014 (WIPC:E)

June 25, 2014

From May 19-25th 2014 I was lucky enough to attend and present at the 2014 Worlds Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E), held at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawai’i. I received an Indigenous Travel Assistance Grant from the University of Adelaide, and was also fortunate to receive financial support from the Mobile Language Team. […]

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INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE APP WORKSHOP

June 20, 2014

On the 20th May, the MLT held a workshop for South Australian indigenous community members on current language apps for use in language maintenance and revival. Dr Bruce Birch, developer of the Ma! Iwaitja software delivered a full day workshop covering the latest developments in a number of platforms. These apps can be downloaded for use on […]

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TARPARI WELLBEING DAY IN PORT PIRIE

April 17, 2014

Tarpari Wellbeing Day was hosted in Port Pirie on the 16th of April, 2014. It was a great opportunity to see the many initiatives being taken to address the well being and health of Indigenous Australians. Members of the Mobile Language Team attended to promote the health benefits of speaking, learning, teaching and reviving South […]

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BARNGARLA LANGUAGE RESEARCH TRIP TO CANBERRA, FEBRUARY 2013

February 20, 2013

The first Barngarla language research delegation to AIATSIS, Canberra, took place from 11-15 February 2013. The delegation was organized by Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, University of Adelaide, with the support of AIATSIS.  The Barngarla people were able to discover more about their language heritage and to meet Dr Luise Hercus, […]

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WIRANGU PEOPLE HONOUR DR LUISE HERCUS IN CANBERRA

May 18, 2012

Two Wirangu people travelled to Canberra in May 2012 to undertake archival research training at AIATSIS, provided by Dr Paul Monaghan (MLT), and to meet Luise Hercus. This trip was sponsored by the Mobile Langauge Team and the Far West Languages Centre. Luise began salvage linguistic research in South Australia in the mid-1960s and in […]

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BARNGARLA LANGUAGE WORKSHOP AT PORT LINCOLN MAY 2012

May 15, 2012

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide), Dr Paul Monaghan (MLT) and 20+ Barngarla people of Port Lincoln participated in a 2-day Language Reclamation Workhop in Port Lincoln. Highlights included: • motivational session on the success of the Hebrew language revival in Israel• discussion of Barngarla spelling system• group singing a newly composed Barngarla song• group […]

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