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Getting in Touch: Language and Digital Inclusion in Australian Indigenous Communities

Carew, Margaret; Green, Jennifer; Kral, Inge; Nordlinger, Rachel; Singer, Ruth

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Indigenous people in remote Australia face many dilemmas in relation to the status and vitality of their languages and communication ecologies. Cultural leaders want to maintain endangered heritage languages, yet this concern is balanced against an awareness that English competency is a necessary life skill. Remote Indigenous groups must also negotiate the effect of globalized media on language and cultural practices. While public policy seeks to bridge the digital divide in remote Australia,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153494
Source: Language Documentation and Conservation
Access Rights: Open Access

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