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RUIL Research Newsletter April 2018
Welcome to the latest newsletter of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language. This newsletter is published thrice yearly and contains details of the research activities, latest news and other achievements of the Research Unit.
Makinti Minutjukur, Katrina Tjitayi and Umatji Tjitayi present at the 2018 Australian Languages Workshop
In early March, funded by the RUIL Indigenous Scholar Scheme, Indigenous researchers Makinti Minutjukur, Katrina Tjitayi and Umatji Tjitayi visited Melbourne to present at the 2018 Australian Languages Workshop (ALW) with RUIL postdoc researcher Rebecca Defina. The four researchers have been working together on... Continue reading...
Important study into Indigenous children’s ear health and phonological awareness | Jill Wigglesworth
Aboriginal children tend to suffer from ear infections at a much higher rate than the majority of the population.
This can affect their hearing and impact on their language and education. Jill Wigglesworth and her collaborators,
Mridula Sharma and Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University) are investigating the relationship between... Continue reading...
The Sounds of Australian Aboriginal Languages | video series coming soon!
RUIL team members Brighde Collins and Hywel Stoakes have been working hard to create a series of short videos focusing on the sounds of Australian Aboriginal languages. With a relaxed interview-style format and some very daggy attempts at humor, the videos introduce some the sounds found in Aboriginal languages that are different to those in Australian English... Continue reading...