Monday, September 10, 2018

Seminar and Discussion on Language Revival

Around the world and Australia there are many Indigenous communities and others working to ‘revive’ their languages. In this free public seminar, Dr John Giacon from the ANU will talk about these revival efforts, with particular reference to Australia and drawing on his extensive experience of the revival of Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay, two Aboriginal languages of NSW.
  • Monday 24 September, 5.30pm for 6 pm until 8pm 
  • Lecture Theatre A022, Building A, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce ACT 2617 
  • Refreshments provided 
  • Free and all welcome 
For more details or to register (to assist with catering) please
For Map of CIT campus see: https://cit.edu.au/about/locations/bruce)

About Dr Giacon
Dr Giacon is an Honorary Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU College of Arts & Social Science. In 2017 he was awarded the Patji-Dawes Award, a national award to recognise an outstanding language teacher.

This seminar is organised by the Canberra –based community group, International Mother Language Movement (IMLM). IMLM is dedicated in highlighting the importance of preserving all the languages across the world especially endangered languages in a multilingual and multicultural context. For more information see http://imlm21.org.au/

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