Racing to Record Indigenous Languages Under Attack from ‘Onslaught of English’

Deputy Culture Editor, Guardian Australia

August 20, 2015 – About 10 languages will be painstakingly recorded as part of a major Australian research project but many more are on the brink of extinction, warns academic.

Comprehensive documentation of several Indigenous Australian languages, some of which are highly endangered and at risk of extinction, has begun.

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language is building a library of audio and video recordings, grammar lists and dictionaries for at least 10 languages.

READ FULL ARTICLE: Tan, Monica. “Racing To Record Indigenous Languages Under Attack From ‘Onslaught Of English'“. the Guardian. N. p., 2015. Web. 29 Dec. 2015.

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