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'Members of the Kunibídji community are the traditional owners of the lands and seas around Maningrida, a remote community in Arnhem Land in Northern Australia. Kunibídji children speak Ndjébbana as their first language and learn to speak English as a third or fourth language at school. Underpinning this study is a belief that the children have the right to speak their own language and access texts in their own language at home. [...] This study investigated the literacy practices that approximately fifty Kunibídji children enacted in the literacy events with the Ndjébbana talking books. [...] This study found that Kunibídji children had a desire to access the Ndjébbana talking books, a will to participate in the literacy events and the capacity to be critical about these literacy events at home.' (Source: Abstract)

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      Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,: 2005 .
      Extent: xii, 290p.
      Description: illus. (some col.)
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and 1 computer optical disc.
      • Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences.
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Subjects:
  • Central Arnhem land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Aboriginal Ndjebbana
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