The Resource Language and Australian Aboriginal history : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt, Laura Rademaker

Language and Australian Aboriginal history : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt, Laura Rademaker

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Language and Australian Aboriginal history : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt
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Language and Australian Aboriginal history
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Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt
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Laura Rademaker
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"The survival of the Anindilyakwa language of Groote Eylandt on its encounter with English is a story of Aboriginal people's adaptability and perseverance in the face of alternate visions for their island. When the Church Missionary Society arrived and, with Anindilyakwa people, established the Angurugu mission, an ongoing tension began over which language would be the language of the land: English or Anindilyakwa? This article argues that, since that time, Anindilyakwa people have used strategies of both accommodation and strategic resistance to maintain the strength of their language, compelling even missionaries and government to adapt to Anindilyakwa interests. Australia's language histories such as this have implications for historians as they consider whose languages they listen to and remember. For historians, part of the ongoing process of reconciliation will be using Aboriginal languages as well as acknowledging and incorporating the stories of Australia's languages in their work." [author's abstract]; includes Anindilyakwa language creation story; mentions Wurramarrba, Wurramara, Lalara and Murrungun clans; details attitudes of Government and missionaries towards Aboriginal languages; importance and impacts for children's learning of being taught in Anindilyakwa; maintenance of language as act of resistance; documents introduction of bilingual education and role played by Arthur Capell; incorporation of Anindyliakwa language into CMS mission project
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  • Amagula, Nanjiwara N
  • Harris, Dick
  • Lalara, Jabani
  • Lalara, Gula
  • Angurugu Mission
  • Church Missionary Society
  • Groote Eylandt Linguistics
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Language and Australian Aboriginal history : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt, Laura Rademaker
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http://journals.publishing.monash.edu/ojs/index.php/ha/article/view/1025/1792
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pages 222-239
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Language and Australian Aboriginal history : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt, Laura Rademaker
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http://journals.publishing.monash.edu/ojs/index.php/ha/article/view/1025/1792
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pages 222-239
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