Aboriginal Australian language support

21 Sep

Here’s a table Piers Kelley put together for the R-N-L-D mailing list. It has some handy resources for people interested in corpora as well as language documentation/preservation/teaching/learning.

Site Service Main audience
Aboriginal Education, NSW Board of Studieshttp://ab-ed.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ Teaching resources for NSW languages, with useful material for developing teaching programs in other parts of Australia Teachers, language activists, speakers
AIATSISwww.aiatsis.gov.au Austlang, Aseda, Ozbib, Language and People Thesaurus, etc. Speakers, linguists
AuSilhttp://www.ausil.org.au/ SIL’s site for Australian languages. Downloadable dictionaries, grammatical descriptions, mobile phone apps. Linguists, speakers
Australian-languages listaustralian-languages@anu.edu.au Mailing list for individuals and community groups who support the future of Australian languages Speakers, linguists, language activists
Australian-linguistics listaustralian-linguistics@anu.edu.au Mailing list for discussing issues relevant to linguists working on Australian languages Linguists
Batchelor Institute’s CALL collectionhttps://rest.batchelor.edu.au/call_search/ Digitised materials on NT languages for enrolled students Students at Batchelor
CDU Yolngu studieshttp://learnline.cdu.edu.au/yolngustudies/?q=yolngustudies Class resources for studying Yolngu at CDU Learners
David Nash’s sitehttp://www.anu.edu.au/linguistics/nash/ Bibliographies for research on Australian languages, particularly of central Australia Linguists
David Nathan’s ‘Aboriginal Languages of Australia’http://www.dnathan.com/ Links to web resources for Australian languages including newspaper articles Public, linguists, speakers
Endangered languageshttp://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ World wide catalogue of endangered languages Public
Endangered languages and cultures bloghttp://www.paradisec.org.au/blog/ Useful commentary on Australian (and other) languages Linguists
Facebookwww.facebook.com Language-specific social networking groups Speakers
Handbook of WA languageshttp://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/
An annotated bibliography and guide to the indigenous languages of part of Western Australia Linguists
Language centre websites
Information about Australian languages at a regional level. Some have online dictionaries and other resources. Speakers, public
Living Archive of Aboriginal languageshttp://www.cdu.edu.au/centres/laal/?q=laal/ Database of materials produced by NT bilingual school programs Teachers
Miromaawww.miromaa.org.au Software for language documentation Speaker-linguists, linguists
Mogwi Dahnhttp://www.fliln.net.au/ Email list and resources for speakers wanting to work professionally with their languages Speaker-linguists, language activists
Ngapartji Ngapartjihttp://ninti.ngapartji.org/ For learning Pitjantjatjara Learners
Our Languageshttp://www.ourlanguages.net.au/ Broad information on languages, language in the news, events, cultural protocols etc Speakers, public
RNLDwww.rnld.org Archived email list for issues in language endangerment and technical questions about language documentation; links, news etc Linguists, language activists
Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org Numerous detailed entries on Australian languages Public, linguists, speakers

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