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'Across the state of New South Wales (NSW) a number of language rebuilding (LRB) efforts are currently underway.2 We use the term LRB to refer to development of a communicative, spoken form of a language that is no longer used to any substantial extent, based on prior written and audio-recorded records. Several other terms are used for this process, including ‘language revival’ (Walsh 2005), ‘language reclamation’ (Leonard 2007; McCarty 2003) or, more imaginatively, ‘awakening sleeping languages’ (Hinton & Hale 2001). Whatever term is used, it only begins to direct our attention to the complex intergenerational task that underpins the revitalisation of Australia’s ancestral languages. One of the contentious issues addressed through the rebuilding process is that, to be representative of aspirations of Aboriginal communities, the resulting languages need to be both epistemologically true to their traditions and open to new concepts and realities beyond what was recorded, or conceived by traditional speakers.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Language Land and Song : Studies in Honour of Luise Hercus Peter Austin (editor), Harold Koch (editor), Jane Simpson (editor), Australia : Endangered Languages Publishing , 2017 15316152 2017 anthology criticism biography

    'The contributors to this book highlight current practice in language documentation, drawing on insights from anthropology, digital humanities, education, ethnography, history, linguistics and musicology. The book shows how the value of this multi-faceted documentation has become clear over the last 50 years.' (Publication summary)

    Australia : Endangered Languages Publishing , 2017
    pg. 523-538
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  • New South Wales,
  • Aboriginal Gamilaraay AIATSIS ref. (D23) (NSW SH55-12) language
  • Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr AIATSIS ref. (E7) (NSW SH56-11) language
  • Aboriginal Wiradjuri AIATSIS ref. (D10) (NSW SI55-07) language
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