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Type: Journal article
Title: Rekindling warm embers: Teaching aboriginal languages in the tertiary sector
Author: Gale, Mary-Anne
Citation: Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011; 34(3):280-296
Publisher: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0155-0640
School/Discipline: School of Humanities : Linguistics
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Mary-Anne Gale
Abstract: This paper reviews the teaching of Aboriginal languages in the tertiary sector of Australia, looking at the stronger languages taught in the university sector versus those languages under revival that tend to be taught in the TAFE sector. The paper summarises the status of courses offered state by state,and sets the scene with some historical background. The metaphor of 'rekindling warm embers' is used to describe revival programs, with a focus on the Ngarrindjeri experience in South Australia. The point is made that language teaching programs require the involvement and support of Elders, whether taught in the TAFE or university sector.
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