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Re-awakening Australian Languages - INDG3005

Year - 2020

Australia holds an unenviable record for its loss of Indigenous languages and actively pursues a de facto policy of English monolingualism. This unit examines how Indigenous communities are resisting this trend and reviving so-called extinct languages through examining the roles of language policy and planning, community activism, language centres, education, technology and the linguistic processes involved. Lecture and tutorial content is supplemented by a fieldwork excursion (at additional cost) to a regional language centre and associated school programs.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week. Compulsory field trip (approx 4 days).

1x 900wd Presentation Paper (20%), 1x 1800wd Essay (40%), 1x 1800wd Field Report (40%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Literature, Arts and Media
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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