Endangered Languages of Australia
Before colonisation, about two to three hundred languages were spoken in Australia. Today perhaps fifty are still spoken, but only a handful are spoken by children. These languages are gravely endangered. Our goals are to support the language owners in maintaining and reclaiming the languages, and to document the languages for future generations.
This page has still being developed.
In the meantime, however, please visit the following links to find out more about research into endangered Australian languages:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation of Languages
The Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive (ASEDA)
Australian National placenames Survey
DAA. 2004. NSW Aboriginal Languages Policy.
NSW Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre
Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
Board of Studies NSW. (1998). New South Wales Aboriginal languages interim framework K-10.
Board of Studies NSW. (2003a). Aboriginal languages: advice on programmihttp://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_sc/pdf_doc/ab_lang_k10_support.docng and assessment for stages 4 and 5.
Board of Studies NSW. (2003b). Aboriginal languages K-10: descriptions of levels of achievement – consultation draft.
Board of Studies NSW. (2003c). Aboriginal languages. Mandatory and elective courses. K–10 syllabus.
NT Department of Employment, Education and Training (2002) NT Curriculum Framework. Indigenous Language and Culture Syllabus, pp. 483-554.