Language revival preserving history
Written on the 13 March 2018
A teacher chats to people who are fishing along the turquoise waters of Nalina Nalina, a beach in Broome, in Western Australia's Kimberley region.
In recent years, the remaining few speakers of Yawuru, including elders Doris Edgar, Thelma Saddler and Elsie Edgar, became concerned that their language was close to extinction.
According to Lola Jones, the Senior Consultant of Aboriginal Languages with the WA Department of Education, research has found that by increasing adult speakers of endangered languages, who use it in everyday contexts, you ''reintroduce intergenerational transmission of language''.
Source - The Sydney Morning Herald
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