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Grammar rules, OK? What works when teaching a highly endangered Aboriginal language versus a stronger language?

Gale, Mary-Anne


This paper examines the pedagogy of teaching an Aboriginal language under revival such as Ngarrindjeri, versus a stronger language, such as Pitjantjatjara—both languages of South Australia. It challenges the current recommended methodologies based on theory inspired by teaching European and Asian languages, which are invariably spoken fluently by language teachers. These communicative and/or functional approaches are often not possible for the revival situation, particularly if there are no...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-10
Type: Conference paper


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