Links to projects/programs: ElCat
bruce.birch at anu.edu.au
Thu Jan 19 22:58:41 UTC 2012
For Iwaidja (and some of the related languages), you might include the website of the Minjilang Endangered Languages Publication Project:
This site contains, among other things, a few videos. Of particular interest perhaps, as it addresses 'unfriendly government policies', is Joy Williams' video statement at:
You might also look at:
http://www.themangku.org (an encyclopaedic site which went live only recently, so not much content yet, but there'll be a lot more entries in a month's time)
On 20/01/2012, at 9:43 AM, Claire Bowern wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm the regional director for the Australian part of 'ElCat', a new catalogue of endangered languages that will be launched fairly soon. Once the site is launched, there will be opportunity for general feedback, suggestions for links, etc. For now, if you have links to sites about language programs, or if you'd like to include something about your language and what it means to you, please send it to me (or reply to the list) and I'll make sure it's included. Photos, videos, links to you-tube channels, etc, are all fine too. We are anticipating quite a bit of publicity for the launch (in late February) so I would like to make sure that the Australian part of the site showcases the range of great activities that are going on!
> Also, I should mention that I'm pushing the catalogue people not to use terms like "extinct" and "moribund", and I'm not using them anywhere where I have control over the text. If there's a term you prefer for your language, please let me know.
> Finally, I'm currently including all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in the catalogue, whether or not there are currently speakers, and whether or not they are "endangered" in the technical sense, since they are all under threat and since government policies aren't exactly language-friendly at the moment. If you prefer that your language isn't included, please let me know. Also, if you want to check what the catalogue says about your language before it's launched, send me an email and I can send you the entry.
> Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
> All the best,
> (Linguistics, Yale - claire.bowern at yale.edu or clairebowern at gmail.com)
Bruce Birch | Iwaidja Documentation Project | CAP | Australian National University |
bruce.birch at anu.edu.au | mobile +61 0408 01 43 54 | Arnhem Land +61 8 8979 0578
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