Language and languages

Chapter

How standard Zhuang has met with market forces

Although centred on a case study in China, this research chapter explains a key point relevant to minority and Indigenous language support in Australia and New Zealand: that language standardisation (an aspect of public policy) can make a language less accessible to its speakers, rather...
Guide

PWDA language guide: a guide to language about disability

This guide has been written by people with disability to assist the general public and media outlets in talking about and reporting on disability.
Strategy

Proposed national early language and literacy strategy

Developed by the National Early Language and Literacy Coalition, this proposed strategy sets out the scale of the issue, describes what is happening on the ground in different communities, and puts forward a framework for action.
Working paper

Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014–15

Applying cross-sectional regressions analysis to data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators.
Report

National Indigenous languages report

This report supports what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have consistently asserted about the importance of language; speaking language provides cultural, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities and the nation.
Briefing paper

A new trend: Pacific Island language teaching as part of the Belt and Road Initiative

While much of the spotlight is on the impact of the BRI overseas, this paper takes a unique approach by discussing the start of an ambitious Pacific Island country (PIC) language-teaching program in China, and offering a brief case study of Samoan language teaching.
Video

In search of Indigenous Australian languages webinar

This webinar outlines some useful tools to apply Austlang codes to catalogue records - improving the discovery of Indigenous Australian language material.
Video

Sharon Nelson-Kelly: Celebrate, revitalise and preserve Indigenous languages

Sharon Nelson-Kelly spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, 2019.
Strategy

Australian Government action plan for the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

This Australian Government strategy document includes actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across its departments and agencies. These actions are grouped under the Australian Government's interpretation of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages themes.
Report

Maihi Karauna Strategy public consultation report

Feedback from the public consultation on the Maihi Karauna strategy, held in September 2018. closed on 30 September 2018.
Strategy

Maihi Karauna: the Crown’s strategy for Māori language revitalisation 2019–2023

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.
Strategy

Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) national strategy for language in education and training

Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.
Policy report

Fostering preschool literacy in Fiji's communities

In Fiji’s linguistically diverse context, vernacular and English literacy priorities for preschool children are significant.
Report

Pasifika students, Pasifika cultural activities, and engagement with Pasifika families

The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in...
Evaluation

Evaluation of the New Zealand English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) and English Language Training for Senior Officials (ELTSO) Programmes

This evaluation examines if and how the ELTO and ELTSO programmes (2009-2013) can be enhanced to increase their strategic results to New Zealand, and to participating countries. This included determining what strategic value the programmes have had, and are likely to have, what changes have...
Thesis

The Evolution of Written Bislama

This thesis explores the potential decreolisation of Bislama, the creole of Vanuatu. It focuses on the evolution of the written language and consists in the study of a corpus of documents in Bislama in various genres and over a period of 40 years. The first...
Video

Indigenous Language Print Culture: Colonial Discourses and Indigenous Agency

The attached video presents a seminar given by Dr Lachy Paterson on 23/3/2010 to the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University as part of the Brown Paper Seminar Series. Te Tumu thanks Monash University for allowing this seminar to be further disseminated.The research, still...
Thesis

Ko te Karāma o te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o Te Kuki Airani: A Grammar of Southern Cook Islands Māori

Cook Islands Māori is an endangered East Polynesian language closely related to but distinct from Tahitian and New Zealand Māori. This project focusses specifically on the varieties of Cook Islands Māori originating from, and spoken in, the Southern Group of the Cook Islands, that is...
Thesis

The Language Is the Music: Perceptions of Authority and Authenticity in Hawaiian Language Composition And Vocal Performance

This thesis presents the results of an ethnographic inquiry into haku mele (Hawaiian language composition) and modern Hawaiian vocal performance practice. It hypothesises that there are elements and characteristics in Hawaiian language compositions and vocal performance that are valued above others by composers, performers and...
Thesis

Maisin: A grammatical description of an oceanic language in Papua New Guinea

Maisin: a grammatical description of an Oceanic language in PNG is a descriptive study of the Maisin language, spoken in Collingwood Bay, on the north coast of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, with particular treatment of those features that distinguish the language from other Austronesian...