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Re-awakening Languages

Theory and Practice in the Revitalisation of Australia's Indigenous Languages

Edited by John Hobson, Kevin Lowe, Susan Poetsch and Michael Walsh

ISBN: 9781920899554

DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781920899554

Publication date: 15 November 2010

The Indigenous languages of Australia have been undergoing a renaissance over recent decades. Many languages that had long ceased to be heard in public and consequently deemed 'dead' or 'extinct', have begun to emerge.

Geographically and linguistically isolated, revitalisers of Indigenous Australian languages have often struggled to find guidance for their circumstances, unaware of the others walking a similar path. In this context Re-awakening Languages seeks to provide the first comprehensive snapshot of the actions and aspirations of Indigenous people and their supporters for the revitalisation of Australian languages in the 21st century.

The contributions to this volume describe the satisfactions and tensions of this ongoing struggle. They also draw attention to the need for effective planning and strong advocacy at the highest political and administrative levels, if language revitalisation in Australia is to be successful and people's efforts are to have longevity.

About the editors

John Hobson is a lecturer in Indigenous education at the University of Sydney.

Kevin Lowe is a post doctoral research fellow at Macquarie University.

Susan Poetsch is a lecturer in Indigenous education at the University of Sydney.

Michael Walsh is an Honorary Associate in Linguistics at the University of Sydney.

 

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