The Resource Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?

Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?

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Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?
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Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?
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[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Jeanie Bell and Joy Bonner] The current Butchulla language program in Hervey Bay, SEQ, was established and run by Joy Bonner and other language workers twelve years ago. This program is the focus of a small research project, funded by the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. One aim of this research project was to assess the current level of language use by the gundhus 'children' both inside and outside the structured classroom setting. In this seminar I/we will discuss why it proves difficult to make an accurate assessment of this situation, particularly given that language mixing appears to be common, with Butchulla words and phrases mixed with either Aboriginal English or standard English. The language program was initially inspired by the publication of the Gubbi Gubbi and Butchulla dictionary (1991), and the gundhus were taught words, phrases and traditional songs, adding to each stage with new resources. Relevant grammatical information became available with the completion of Bell's MA thesis (2003). In our initial assessment we examined material on DVDs made during different stages of the program as well as written stories told by the gundhus and printed into books with help from the language team. The mixing of languages in language revival programs in Australia is not uncommon and has been discussed in papers by Amery (2009) and Eira (2010). I strongly believe this topic needs further open discussion and consideration of more realistic approaches and outcomes for both new and existing programs
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Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Jeanie Bell; Joy Bonner
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AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?
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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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Language use and language mixing in the Butchulla revival program in Hervey Bay SEQ - where is it at and where is it going?
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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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