[RNLD] Indigenous language programs in prisons

Julia Sallabank js72 at soas.ac.uk
Thu Mar 19 05:39:42 EDT 2020

Apparently heritage language learning has been popular among Irish and
Kurdish prisoners.

Best wishes

On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 05:19, John Mansfield <jbmansfield at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am interested if any indigenous language programs in prisons have been
> documented?
> I.e. programs that address prisoners who speak indigenous languages and
> allow them to undertake educational or other prison activities using their
> languages. These could involve language revitalisation or fluent speakers.
> I'm in Australia myself, but I'd also be interested in indigenous languages
> in other countries.
> I have heard anecdotally about a couple such programs, but I don't know if
> any have been written about. I have recently been involved in trialling
> such a program in Darwin prison, so I'm interested in what has been done
> elsewhere.
> https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research-unit-for-indigenous-language/research/current-research-projects#darwin-prison-indigenous-languages-program

Dr. Julia Sallabank
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and Linguistics
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