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Media: Active Revitalization Efforts Stir Extinct South Australian Language

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Banggarla

Media Body: The speech community associated with the extinct Barngarla language spoken in South Australia has secured funds to conduct workshops and revitalization efforts for the next three years. Barngarla is a Pama-Nyungan language that is only preserved in documents that are over 100 years old.

Read more: http://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/1669125/reclaiming-their-language/
Issue Number: 24.3103
Date Posted: July 30, 2013

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