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Two way Linguistics: Working together for Indigenous Languages

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Macquarie University

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T1 Theatre, 29 Wally's Walk

Macquarie Park, NSW 2109

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Two way Linguistics: Working together for Indigenous Languages

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In December 2017 Professor Jakelin Troy issued a call for the Australian Linguistic Society to work with Indigenous linguists on ways to increase the linguistic expertise and capacity within Indigenous communities for maintaining and improving the health of the languages of Australia’s First Peoples. In response to this call, this plenary panel brings together representatives from a range of Indigenous-led organisations and projects from across Australia to lead a conversation about best practice in how academic linguists (who are mostly not Indigenous) and community-based language workers and linguists currently work together, focusing in particular on the production of user-friendly documentation and teaching materials, and the ways in which linguistic expertise can be developed and sustained within communities.

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Eleanor Dixon and Felicity Meakins, Mudburra Language Project

Sharon Edgar-Jones, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Cultural Co-op

Melinda Holden, First Languages Australia

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Ilana Mushin, University of Queensland

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