Indigenous Languages: History & Communication: Secondary

Author: Watts, Margaret M.
ISBN: 9781741620481

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Prior to European colonisation, there were as many as 600 Indigenous languages present in Australia. Many languages have since been lost due to the displacement and massacre of many Indigenous people. This book looks at the origins of Australia's Indigenous languages, their usage today, and the formation of Creole languages in recent times.

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There was not an Aboriginal language but a continent of languages and dialects. The actual number is in the hundreds but today there are still distinguishing words that separate the peoples of the continent.

This comprehensive teacher resource covers the following:

Background to Language

  •   Communication - what is it?
  •   Communication - the development of society and culture by means of communicating
  •   Communication - the importance of language forms


  •   The importance of language and its effect on people and culture,
  •   Historical aspects of aboriginal languages,
  •   The commonality and differences of aboriginal languages,
  •   Differences and isolation causing unique languages to form.
  •   Examples of aboriginal languages

Colonising and Aboriginal Languages

  •   Outcomes of moving aboriginal peoples
  •   The imposition of English as the means of communication
  •   The use of Aboriginal words in the English vocabulary
  •   Aboriginal place names

Modern Aboriginal Languages

  •   Creole and its development
  •   The maintenance of Aboriginal languages

A fascinating look and introduction to a comprehensive aspect of Aboriginal culture and identification. By studying this teacher resource students will have a better understanding of not only the Aboriginal but their language roots.

Additional Information

Subtitle No
Author Watts, Margaret M.
Series Name Indigenous Studies Teacher Guide
Series Number 5
ISBN 9781741620481
Format Paperback
Pages No
Publisher Knowledge Books and Software
Publication Date 01/12/2013
Curriculum No
Weight (kg) 0.5000