Newsletter July 2014

Welcome to the second newsletter of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language. This newsletter is published twice-yearly and contains details of the research activities, latest news and other achievements of the Research Unit.

Launched in May 2013, the Research Unit consists of a team of researchers from the School of Languages and Linguistics. Led by Professor Gillian Wigglesworth (Director) and Associate Professor Rachel Nordlinger (Deputy Director), the Research Unit is advised by a distinguished Steering Committee consisting of language experts from a range of government, academic, community and other organisations.

Staff within the Research Unit have been active in research into Indigenous languages and the communities where they are spoken. This newsletter presents some of the highlights, and focuses particularly on fieldwork, new and continuing projects, and new grants and publications. A full list of all publications, conference presentations and current grants can be found on the RUIL website.

The Getting in Touch workshop was held on 8 and 9 April 2014 at the Desert Peoples Centre (DPC) in Alice Springs (NT). It was hosted and supported by The Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. This workshop was made possible by funding from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, First Languages Australia and RUIL. More information can be found in "The next step for Indigenous languages in the NT" on the ABC OPEN website. Continue reading...

RUIL Research Newsletter July 2014