Territory Stories

Our land Our languages. Language learning in Indigenous communities

Details:

Title

Our land Our languages. Language learning in Indigenous communities

Other title

Language learning in Indigenous communities; Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities

Creator

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Parliamentary Paper: no. 221 of 2012

Date

2012-09-01

Description

This report recognises and celebrates the languages of Australia’s Indigenous peoples who were the original owners of this land for tens of thousands of years. A key understanding emerging and profoundly informing this report is that Indigenous language is inseparable from culture, and is the foundation upon which the capacity to learn and interact productively with other people is built. In the Committee’s 2011 report into the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system, Doing Time - Time for Doing, Indigenous language was identified as an important component of cultural connection, strengthened intergenerational relationships and community building. - Introduction

Notes

Chair: Shayne Neumann MP. Includes bibliographical references. National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (Australia); Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Introduction -- The role of Indigenous languages -- Indigenous languages policy -- Learning Indigenous languages and standard Australian English -- Teaching Indigenous languages -- Interpreting and translating Indigenous languages -- Preserving languages for future generations -- Appendices A-C

Language

English

Subject

Teachers, Aboriginal Australians; Language policy; Language planning; Aboriginal Australians, Education; Northern Territory

Publisher name

Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Series

Parliamentary Paper: no. 221 of 2012

Format

xxii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9780642797643

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/268133

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/268133

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/439205


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