CALL

Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics

Projects

Maningrida Watch This Space Arrernte Online Resource Place Names Written Language Films Books Warlpiri Fiona Gibson Nyirrpi Teaching Resource Bilingual Sign Language Stories Teaching Luritja Eastern Anmatyerr Engawala Arts iltyem-iltyem rdaka-rdaka hand talk hand signs Wadeye endangered languages Pertame Master-Apprentice Program

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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Gorragorra

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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Yókkarra | Njonja | Jichicha | Maningrida Fish Project

Yokkarra, the Maningrida fish project, is complete. The project produced a film and a beautiful fish poster. The poster, which supports the teaching and learning of fish names in local languages, shows the main fish caught by the fishing team, with names in five languages, 3 local languages – Ndjébbana, Na-kara, Burarra, plus English and Latin.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maningrida language map

This language map shows places in the Maningrida region and the languages that belong to different parts of country. Place names are spelt in the standard spelling of the language for that country. Map created by Brenda Thornley, based on earlier versions from Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation and Maningrida College.

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