The Language of Australia

discussion paper on an Australian literacy and language policy for the 1990s.
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Australian Govt. Pub. Service , Canberra
Language policy -- Australia., Literacy -- Government policy -- Australia., Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Austr



ContributionsAustralia. Dept. of Employment, Education, and Training.
LC ClassificationsP119.32.A8 L36 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1304688M
ISBN 100644136707
LC Control Number92171684

For anyone interested in learning about the Australian languages in general, this is a very good book to start with, because it introduces them as a whole, giving an excellent overview of the The Language of Australia book, lexicons and grammars throughout the continent, but also detailing these for individual languages Cited by: Get this from a library.

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In the full version, there are pages of the wonderfully colorful Australian language laid out in easy-to-read print and illustrated with eye-catching designs. This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence.

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What is the connection between land, people and language in Aboriginal Australia. How does the use of English disadvantage Aboriginal people. No other book offers such a broad survey of the language situation in Australia. Linguists as well as non-linguists will find in this volume, which is a companion to Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

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Australia - Australia - Languages: Although English is not Australia’s official language, it is effectively the de facto national language and is almost universally spoken. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of Aboriginal languages, though many have become extinct sinceand most of the surviving languages have very few speakers.

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A series of studies of aspects of language and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia, this book deals with subjects including why a young Aboriginal woman in rural Australia might plead guilty to a crime she didn’t commit; the picture of “language ownership” that can be drawn from recent research on land rights; what is known of the first white settlers’ attempts to learn Reviews: 1.

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It is yet another significant contribution to TESOL by David Nunan and Jane Lockwood that benefits both teachers and learners.' Insearch Language Centre,University of Technology, Sydney. This unique collection fills a ten-year gap in studies on the nature of Australian English, and it is the first to deal exclusively with varieties of English on the Australian continent.

The book contains chapters on the phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon of the dialect, and chapters on variation within the dialect that include Aboriginal and ethnic varieties as well as regional and.

The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom speak Kriol (a new language that arose about half a century ago from an earlier Pidgin English.

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Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon (born Gloucester, England, 25 January ) is a Professor of Linguistics in the College of Arts, Society, and Education and The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, is also Deputy Director of The Language and Culture Research Centre at JCU.

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