Presentation on theme: "Some of the highlights from the LINGAD 2007 Conference."— 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 O’Brien’s welcome speechProf. Roger Thomas: “Welcome our brothers and sisters.”Prof. Roger Thomas: “Indigenous Languages are endangered.”Prof. Peter Buckskin: “The diversity and richness of our languagesis a force to be reckoned with.”Dr. Alitya Wallara Rigney: “We have a long history of fightingand surviving and that’s 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 don’t know what a penguin is!”
8 Wednesday 26 September Documenting Language, Visualizing Culture Phil Cash Cash: “The fluent speaker’s 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.”
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