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Revitalisation of Mangarrayi: Supporting community use of archival audio exemplars for creation of language learning resources

Richards, Mark; Jones, Caroline; Merlan, Francesca; MacRitchie, Jennifer

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Mangarrayi is a critically endangered language from the western Roper River region in the Northern Territory of Australia. Today the greatest concentration of Mangarrayi people live at Jilkminggan, 135 kilometres south-east of Katherine. Although several older Mangarrayi speakers remain, the language is no longer used in day-to-day communication. However, there is a desire amongst a number of young adult community members to learn some of their heritage language. In this paper we discuss the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRichards, Mark
dc.contributor.authorJones, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorMerlan, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorMacRitchie, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-20T01:43:20Z
dc.date.available2023-09-20T01:43:20Z
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/299720
dc.description.abstractMangarrayi is a critically endangered language from the western Roper River region in the Northern Territory of Australia. Today the greatest concentration of Mangarrayi people live at Jilkminggan, 135 kilometres south-east of Katherine. Although several older Mangarrayi speakers remain, the language is no longer used in day-to-day communication. However, there is a desire amongst a number of young adult community members to learn some of their heritage language. In this paper we discuss the process undertaken to support these aspirations, focusing on the use of exemplar Mangarrayi utterances sourced from archival documents as a key to developing a basic level of communicative competence in contexts identified as important to learners. This requires a clear understanding of how and when to use the utterances. We propose using a combination of language functions, topics, and sub-topics to clarify usage and support nonspecialist community members in using these for learning and teaching Mangarrayi.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
dc.rights© 2019 The authors
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceLanguage Documentation and Conservation
dc.titleRevitalisation of Mangarrayi: Supporting community use of archival audio exemplars for creation of language learning resources
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume13
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor479999 - Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5786633xPUB1970
local.publisher.urlhttps://nflrc.hawaii.edu/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRichards, Mark, University of Western Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationJones, Caroline, University of Western Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationMerlan, Francesca, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMacRitchie, Jennifer, Western Sydney University
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE140100041
local.bibliographicCitation.issue0
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage253
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage280
dc.date.updated2022-07-31T08:20:03Z
local.identifier.thomsonIDWOS:000498630500003
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dc.provenanceLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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