ACLA2 (2011-2015)

Professor Gillian Wigglesworth and Professor Jane Simpson

The Aboriginal Child Language Acquisition Project identified how well Indigenous Australian children manage the major change from a home environment, in which Standard Australian English is not the dominant code, to the school environment, in which it is the main code. This research allowed us to determine whether, and to what extent, the different codes the children bring from home, and the demands made of them in the school, affect their ability to manage and fully participate in the school environment.

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