University of Melbourne Senior Lecturer Rachel Nordlinger documents and studies Australian languages. Murrinh-Patha (mwf), a language spoken in the Wadeye area in the Northern Territory, has been the focus of much of her work.
Recently awarded a grant by the Australian Research Council, she and three colleagues will be studying how children acquire Murrinh-Patha. First language acquisition is an important topic in linguistics and it is expected this work will yield new information on how language is acquired.
Read more at “Identity dies when tongues are silenced” on The Age.
This post was inspired by “Language News: Identity dies when tongues are silenced” on the LangEducator blog.