CALL

Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics

Projects

Arrernte Language Teaching

Batchelor Institute CALL staff teach Arrernte in AIS161 and AIS162 Languages units in the CDU Diploma/ Batchelor of Arts. For an insight into the Arrernte course taught in 2020, listen to Kumalie Riley discuss the course in the attached short films. Two versions are attached, one is 3 mins long, the other 10 mins.

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Apmere angkentye-kenhe | A place for language

CALL is proud to support the Apmere Angentye-kenhe project, launched in June 2017. This project was produced by Watch this Space Inc, in collaboration with an Arrernte language team. Link to the Apmere Ankentye-kenhe website for more information about this project.

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Ayeye thipe-akerte project

The Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics and Batchelor Institute Press are proud to present: Ayeye Thipe-akerte Arrernte Stories about Birds By Eastern Arrernte artist and writer Therese Ryder. Iwenhenge the pipe nhenhe mpwareke apele, ayenge ampe putyelenge amangkeke.

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Ayeye thipe-akerte App

This app can be found in the App Store or on Google Play by searching 'Thipe'. it is the Arrernte version by Theresa Ryder of the bird apps produced by senior language consultants in Central Australia. These beautiful apps present a picture, the sound of bird call, the name of bird, a short story in language with audio, and an English translation.

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Arrpenhe-nthenhe 2017 | Indigenous Language film program

In 2016 the Something Somewhere Film Festival was presented for the first time in Alice Springs. For the 2017 festival, under the direction of Arrernte elder MK Turner, a program of films full of the languages of Central Australia called *Arrpenhe-nthenhe * – meaning ‘where’s the other one', was included in the festival. Click here for program.

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Bábbarra Women’s Centre films

Between June – August 2017 CALL Linguist Margaret Carew worked with Bábbarra Women’s Centre artists to produce a set of short films. The films feature well known artists Lucy Yarawanga, Deborah Wurrkidj, Susan Marawarr, Janet Marawarr, Phyllis Dungudja and Lenny Goya-airra.

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Songs of Home

Songs of Home celebrates the significance and richness of Indigenous song, and reminds us of the fundamental connections between singing and home. The project has brought together expert singers from Australia and China – Anmatyerr women singers from Ti-Tree in Central Australia, and Kam women singers from Liping county in Guizhou province, China.

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Jirigi Jinda Ardangarri, Burnarri Anja, Diigu Aagala – Birds

Jirigi Jinda Ardangarri, Burnarri Anja, Diigu Aagala – Birds: tells us the names of birds in Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara languages. The bird’s moiety, and the spiritual and seasonal knowledge associated with some birds gives an insight into the cultural importance of some birds for Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara people.

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Yurntumu-wardingki juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu

During 2016, Warlpiri women held three yawulyu revitalisation workshops in Yuendumu. Many generations of Warlpiri women attended, singing various yawulyu, painting the associated body designs, performing the dances and telling the associated stories.

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Nga-ni kun-red ngarduk man-djewk na-kudji | A year in my country

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Institute Press are proud to present Nga-ni kun-red ngarduk man-djewk na-kudji ‘A year in my country’, published in 2017. Link to Batchelor Institute Press to purchase the book. This is a book about seasons on Kune country by Jill Yirrindili and Aung Si, with illustrations by Jennifer Taylor.

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