Presentation on theme: "1 LINGAD 2007 Indigenous Languages Conference 25 – 28 September 2007 University of Adelaide."— Presentation transcript:
1 LINGAD 2007 Indigenous Languages Conference 25 – 28 September 2007 University of Adelaide
2 Some of the highlights from the LINGAD 2007 Conference.
3 Tuesday 25 September Opening Session Kauwanu (Uncle) Lewis Yerloburka OBriens welcome speech Prof. Roger Thomas: Welcome our brothers and sisters. Prof. Roger Thomas: Indigenous Languages are endangered. Prof. Peter Buckskin: The diversity and richness of our languages is a force to be reckoned with. Dr. Alitya Wallara Rigney: We have a long history of fighting and surviving and thats what our children intend to do.
4 Tuesday 25 September Panel Discussion Leonora Adidi: This is food for thought. Jeanie Bell: Who controls your language? A serious issue we all need to address.
5 Tuesday 25 September Plenary - Maori TV Te Haumihiata Mason: To capture the essence of Maori story, scripts need to be written in Maori.
6 Tuesday 25 September Sahaptin-Nez Perce Placenames Phil Cash Cash: This is when I first became aware, and they name the place. Phil Cash Cash: How knowledge became formed through language and landscape. Phil Cash Cash: I would rather have people argue about language than the opposite.
7 Wednesday 26 September Maori Monolingual Dictionary Jaky Troy: As an Aboriginal person I like to have our language maintained. Te Haumihiata Mason: My language is my identity. Without my language I am lost. Te Haumihiata Mason: In haka, the frog is referred to as ika fish. Te Haumihiata Mason: Still dont know what a penguin is!
8 Wednesday 26 September Documenting Language, Visualizing Culture Phil Cash Cash: The fluent speakers perspective on language opens up another world of treasures.
9 Wednesday 26 September Is Saving Languages a Good Investment? Michael Walsh : Most of our languages will be endangered. Michael Walsh: Even in a strong language, there are domains of that language, such as song language, which are endangered.
10 Wednesday 26 September Discussion on Who Controls Your Language? Prof. McWha -Vice Chancellor of the University of Adelaide: It is our aim to become the university of first choice for Indigenous research.
11 Wednesday 26th Discussion on Who Controls Your Language? Karl Telfer: Who controls Kaurna Language? Rob Amery: Control is achieved through knowledge and use. Roger Thomas: I control my language, myself and my family. David Nash: I think everyone feels that their language is very important. David Nash: What does it feel like to think that your language needs you?
12 Wednesday 26 September Discussion on Who Controls Your Language? Georgina Yambo Williams - Kaurna senior Woman: I have to say this is the best Conference I have been to.
13 Thursday 27 September Plenary Language Landscapes of Children in Remote Australia Jane Simpson: Language shift can take place remarkably fast.
14 Snaps from the conference -Enjoy!
16 Dr. Alitya Wallara Rigney
17 Te Haumihiata Mason
18 Kauwanu Lewis Yerloburka OBrien
19 Lizzie Ellis
20 David Prosser
21 Tracy Bunda introduces Te Haumihiata Mason
22 Phil Cash Cash
23 Tanya Wanganeen presents Narungga resources
24 Vincent (Jack) Kanya Buckskin presents Kaurna placenames website
25 Rob Amery (Conference Convenor)
26 Professor Roger Thomas and Kauwanu Lewis O'Brien
27 Alitya Wallara Rigney and Cherie Warrara Watkins
28 Denise Karpany and Pilawuk White
29 Pat Waria-Read and Betty Branson
30 Tracey Bunda and Des Crump
31 Bobby Brown and Petter Naessan
32 Ralph Doole and John Atkinson
33 Jane and Greg Wilson
34 Christine Brown interviews Uncle Herb Patten - invited gum-leaf player
35 Ngarrindjeri Contingent: Dorothy French, Louisa Schapel, Vicky Cooper and Rebecca Carter
36 David Prosser, Michael Jarrett and Steve Morelli
37 Ngarrindjeri Contingent: Lena Rigney, Vicki Hartman, Addie Smith, Lynne Graham and Eileen McHughes