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Linguistics in the Pub: Adapting to Covid-19 restrictions: Aboriginal Community Language Programs

Outreach, University of Melbourne

Date: 19 June 2020

Linguistics in the Pub: Adapting to Covid-19 restrictions: Aboriginal Community Language Programs

When: 24 June 2020 4pm AEST

Where: via zoom

Registration: Eventbrite

Details:

Join us for this special Linguistics in the Pub online session to hear about how efforts to revitalise, maintain and document Australian languages have innovated and adapted to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zooming in on the panel are: Rosie Sitorus (co-ordinator at Irra Wangga Language Centre, Geraldton, WA), Brendan Kennedy (Chairperson, Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages), Duke Earl-Spurr (Language Officer at Kanyinirnpa Jukurrpa on Martu Country, WA), Eleanor McCall (Project Linguist at the Mobile Language Team, Adelaide, SA) and Sharon Edgar-Jones (Language Worker at Muurrbay Language and Culture Co-op, NSW). Ebony Joachim and Andrew Tanner from Living Languages will be facilitating the discussion.

We will start with a panel discussion (around 60 minutes) and then we will discuss the issues raised in small groups for about 30 minutes. The panel discussion will be streamed live to YouTube and will be available to view later.

Youtube live on the Linguistics in the Pub channel



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