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Djinang ga Wurlaki documentation project

CALL is working with a team of Djinang and Wurlaki people to document their language and to create more language resources for use in schools and the community. This project has been supported by the Priority Language Support program through First Languages Australia, and by the Australian Commonwealth’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

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Gavan Breen Symposium

On 3 July 2020, the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics hosted a symposium at the Batchelor campus in Alice Springs in recognition of the life work of linguist and academic Gavan Breen. The day attracted ...

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Getting in Touch | Digital resources for Indigenous Languages

The Getting in Touch workshop held in Alice Springs in April 2014, brought together teams from Indigenous communities, linguists and technology experts to brainstorm and discuss issues and ideas about digital tools for Indigenous Language Speakers and create plans for the future. This workshop set the scene for the digital work that has followed.

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Rosie Jin-mujinggul and Charlie Mawundanga lived at Ji-balbal outstation in North-Central Arnhem Land in Australia. They lived a strong and traditional way of life using skills that they learned from their elders when they were growing up in the bush.

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Gun-ngaypa Rrawa | My Country

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Press are proud to present: Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’ By: Crusoe Batara England, Patrick Muchana Litchfield, Raymond Walanggay England and Margaret Carew This book presents stories from the Gun-nartpa people who live in North-Central Arnhem Land.

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Gurr-goni Dictionary Project

Mu-goni dictionary ngatjbulorndo ngatjburru njiwurr-mu-murnongi arrapu at-bu-burrkarl yandu gurl awurr-bogo, reading awurr-ningu, guwubarrwirdi, arrapu njiwu-barrwirdi ngatjburrupu njiwurr-murnongi. Balanda borrlorndo, yandu read awurr-ningu an-nji an-nalitji mubu ngutjin mutdjat gun-ngatjburru wetji Gurr-goni. Wurlek.

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iltyem-iltyem | Hand talk

The iltyem-iltyem website is the first searchable on-line resource for Australian Indigenous sign languages. The project aims to make culturally appropriate, accessible sign language learning resources, and document and archive sign language materials for future generations.

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Jardiwanpa yawulyu | Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Institute Press are proud to present Jardiwanpa yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu By: Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, with Georgia Curran and Barbara Napanangka Martin.

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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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Kaytetye language teaching

CALL is supporting the Kaytetye language program at Neutral School through resource publishing and printing. It also supports the Kaytetye Indigemoji project, Kaytetye bird website and makes available the popular Kaytetye Bird poster and Kaytetye edible insect larvae poster.

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