LINGUIST List 15.589

Fri Feb 13 2004

Jobs: Aboriginal Languages: Linguist, Australia

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  1. linguist, Australian Aboriginal Languages: Linguist, Australia

Message 1: Australian Aboriginal Languages: Linguist, Australia

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:32:08 -0500 (EST)
From: linguist <>
Subject: Australian Aboriginal Languages: Linguist, Australia

University or Organization: Yamaji Languages Aboriginal Corporation
Department: Yamaji Language Centre
Rank of Job: Linguist
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics, Australian Aboriginal Languages,
		 Historical Linguistics


The Yamaji Languages Aboriginal Corporation (Yamaji Language Centre)
is seeking to employ two full-time qualified Linguists to continue
work in the preservation, maintenance and revival of Indigenous
languages in the Yamaji region of WA.

Position 1-Badimaya 
Purpose: To complete research towards the publication and printing of
a Badimaya wordlist and dictionary. To continue ongoing linguistic
research into the Badimaya language, in a culturally appropriate way.

Position 2 -- Warriyangka and Ngarlawangga Linguist
Purpose: To continue linguistic research into Ngarlawangga and
Warriyangka languages in a culturally appropriate way.

Skills and Experience required:
A. Essential:
* Qualifications in Linguistics, or demonstrated skills and experience
 in Linguistics and Linguistic fieldwork
* Experience in working with Aboriginal people
* A commitment to the preservation of Aboriginal languages
* A commitment to the principles of Self-determination and Aboriginal
* Ability to work unsupervised
* "A" class driver's license

B. Desirable:
* Qualifications in Education
* Speaks an Aboriginal language, or has a second language
* Experience working with Aboriginal languages
* Word processing and desktop publishing experience

For a copy of the duty statement/selection criteria please contact:
Garry Ronan (Manager/Administrator) by phone on (08) 99643550, email, or Vaso Elefsiniotis (Linguist), email

Address for Applications:

 Attn: Mr Garry Ronan
 PO Box 433
 Geraldton, Western Australia 6530
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
 Ms Vaso Elefsiniotis
 Tel: (08) 99643550
 Fax: (08) 99644690
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