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RUIL Research Newsletter October 2021

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.

Sign Language website gets a makeover

Sign languages are an important and valued part of the traditions of Australian Indigenous peoples. Sign is used by hearing signers as an alternative to speech in some circumstances, such as when hunting and during sorry business. Indigenous deaf in some communities... Continue reading...

New Decolonising Linguistics study group

About 70 people attended the first session of the decolonising linguistics study group Spinning a Better Yarn. Attendees spanned the full gamut of linguists... Continue reading...

The Dictionary of Nafsan (Vanuatu) is released

The dictionary of Nafsan (Vanuatu) by RUIL researcher Nick Thieberger and members of the Erakor community was released in September. It includes an English to Nafsan list, and maps of about 200 placenames around Erakor village in central Vanuatu. This dictionary is the result... Continue reading...

RUIL Research Newsletter October 2021