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Native Tongue Title: compensation for the loss of Aboriginal languages

Zuckermann, Ghil'ad; Shakuto Neoh, Shiori; Quer, Giovanni Matteo


This paper proposes the enactment of an ex gratia compensation scheme for loss of Indigenous languages in Australia. Although some Australian states have enacted ex gratia compensation schemes for the victims of the Stolen Generation policies, the victims of linguicide (language killing) are largely overlooked by the Australian Government. Existing grant schemes to support Aboriginal languages are inadequate, and they should be complemented with compensation schemes, which are based on a claim...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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