[RNLD] Linguistics in the Pub Wednesday June 13th: Approaches to language revitalisation research NOTE VENUE

Ruth Singer ruth.singer at gmail.com
Sun May 27 19:38:32 EDT 2018

Hi everyone,

This month we are lucky to have all three authors of the new book 'Living
Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research' coming to
talk with us. So we can continue the fruitful discussion about
collaboration between linguists and Australian Indigenous communities from
last month's LIP.

Their book is the outcome of many years of research on language
revitalisation in Australian Indigenous communities. A pdf of Chapter 2 of
the book 'Decolonising Linguistic Practice' will be made available on the
RNLD website closer to the event (http://www.rnld.org/MLIP).

******Please note change of venue as Naughton's is closed for three

*Approaches to language revitalisation research*

*Discussion led by*: Vicki Couzens and Kris Travers Eira (both from
Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages), Tonya Stebbins (La Trobe

Language revitalisation involves drawing knowledge and culture from the
ancient past and re-creating something new for the future of Aboriginal
people. The Meeting Point Project, co-hosted by the Victorian Aboriginal
Corporation for Languages and La Trobe University, advocates for a new
model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and
decolonizing the research methods used to study them, as described in the
book Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation
Research. The model is supported by understanding revival languages as
emergent and ever-transforming and by taking a holistic approach to their
description that reflects Aboriginal language practitioners’ understandings
of the nature of language. Committing to these perspectives requires
conceptual tools that can support efforts to develop deeply collaborative
research, highlight the diversity of language revitalisation practice and
map between the realms of old and new, local and global, and the social,
cultural, and textual dimensions of language.

*Date*:      Wednesday 13th June 2018

*Time*:       6:00 - 8:00 pm

*Venue*:    Sun Ra room

              *Longplay bar  NOTE NEW VENUE*

*Address: *318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy 3068 <info at longplay.net.au>

                *http://www.longplay.net.au/ <http://www.longplay.net.au/> *

LIP is an occasional gathering of language activists and linguists in
Melbourne and is coordinated by the MLIP committee: Ruth Singer, Rosey
Billington, Jill Vaughan (Melbourne Uni), Lauren Gawne, Mijke Mulder
(LaTrobe Uni), Jonathan Schlossberg (Monash Uni) and Andrew Tanner (RNLD).

Dr Ruth Singer
Research Fellow, Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity Project

College of Asia and the Pacific

The Australian National University


Wellsprings project: http://chl.anu.edu.au/research/research-projects/
Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL): http://indiglang.arts.
ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL): http://www.
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