tyama-teeyt yookapa: Interviews from the Meeting Point Project

tyama-teeyt yookapa: Interviews from the Meeting Point Project

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This book is a collection of stories, reflections and hopes about Language revival in Australian Aboriginal communities, selected from a series of interviews carried out during 2009-10.

The main purpose of the interviews was to ensure that the perspectives of Aboriginal people reviving their languages could be foregrounded in a new approach to understanding revival languages. This was the first stage of a larger project, named 'Meeting Point', which reflects one of its key goals: to develop ways of describing and analysing revival languages that incorporate both the approaches and tools found in linguistics, and the views and experiences of Language revival practitioners. 

In this book you will find wide-ranging insights on every aspect of language revival from culture, relationships and identity, through grammar, sounds and spelling, to considerations of collaborative research and the meaning of authenticity.

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  • Author: edited by Vicki Couzens, Christina Eira and Tonya Stebbins
  • Publisher: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9871337-6-2
  • Pages: 233
  • Price: $22.95

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