|Title||Some vital signs for Aboriginal languages|
|Date||7th April 2014|
|Author||Michael Christie, Brian Devlin, Cathy Bow|
|Key Ideas (Point Form)||
|Feature of Language|| The ability for language e.g( AE) to hold information that has not been told in English.
Language can reflect and hold identity.
|Aspects of the Course this Article Relates to.||
|My opinion on the Article’s comments.||It is important to document and translate the stories and knowledge held by Aboriginal languages. As indigenous languages are dying and with the loss of these languages there is a lost of knowledge and culture about Australia if they are not well documented before they die out. A program such as this help create an identity for aboriginal people even if their language does die out as there stories have been translated and preserved. If this did not occur the identity of indigenous Australians would die when the language does.|
|Quotes|| “As more and more obscure texts in endangered languages are identified and uploaded to the archive, people in Australia and beyond can continue to engage with this rich cultural heritage.”
“The archive helps us understand how these languages reflect and produce a uniquely Australian knowledge of our history, our place, our relation to the land”
“In spite of this, the latest report to the NT government recommends an English-only approach in bush schools. This flies in the face of research pointing to the effectiveness of planned and informed use of home language and English in the classroom in developing listening, speaking, reading and writing of both home language and English.”