The Resource Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset

Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset

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Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset
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Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset
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eng
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[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Dr Nicholas Reid] What do Anglo-Australians make of the rich Indigenous linguistic heritage of their country? Although Indigenous languages have tended to have a very low profile in contemporary Australian consciousness, in recent years there have been an increasing number of high profile public language events that have reached wide domestic (and to some extent international) audiences, which have met with very mixed reactions, and which have generated vigorous debate in the newspapers and the blogosphere. The evidence here suggests that many Australians do hold strong views about Australia?s Indigenous languages, and these views are richly inconsistent. This paper focuses on perceptions of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages held by the wider, especially non-Indigenous, Australian community. It looks at responses to movies (Ten Canoes) and TV shows (The Chasers' Life at the Top), as well as public discourse around dual place-naming in Sydney Harbour, language endangerment and bilingual education, to tease out the range of attitudes evident, and see them against a still-strong ideology of monolingualism
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Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Dr Nicholas Reid
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AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
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  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
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Kate Smith;
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AIATSIS_001
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Indigenous languages vs the monolingual mindset
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
Note
Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001

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