Seminar 5 - Language revitalisation.
Monday 26 March 2012
In both Australia and the United States, indigenous people whose languages have not been spoken for decades or even centuries are using linguistic documentation as their source for language revitalisation. Leanne Hinton, Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley, is specialising in language loss and language revitalisation. Professor Hinton and her Indigenous colleagues in the USA have demonstrated how languages pushed to the brink of extinction can have life breathed back into them and they can be heard everyday in their communities.
Professor Hinton will talk about two Native American individuals who have become fluent speakers and language revitalisation leaders of their tribes through the use of documentation. The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion with Australia's language experts and a film. For more information, refer to this flyer .