The Indigenous languages of Australia have been severely impacted by the violence of settler colonialism. Many languages have fallen asleep, whilst many others
are rapidly approaching this horizon of silence. Few of Australia’s Indigenous languages are strong. However, across the country, communities are working
to reconstruct, reclaim, and revitalize their languages. Alongside the ongoing imperial ruination of linguistic diversity, a renaissance is taking place. In this series of talks, we will look at how Indigenous communities are reclaiming their languages and working to keep them strong, whilst also asking what settler Australians can do to support and participate in this movement.
The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St. East Brunswick
45 minute presentation 45 minute open discussion
“ADNYAMATHANHA YURA NGAWARLA WANGGAANGGU”: TALKING ABOUT ADNYAMATHANHA LANGUAGE WITH ITS VARIOUS DIALECTS
MAINTAINING DIVERSITY: INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AND MULTILINGUALISM
INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE AND THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE AS A PUBLIC RESOURCE: ARGUMENT, POLITICS AND POLICY.