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    Language programmes: for tradition or today
    Thieberger, N (Perth:Institute of Applied Aboriginal Studies, 1988)
    This paper argues that language programmes should not necessarily require relearning of languages that are no longer spoken. Just because a programme does not aim at fluency in a language does not mean there is no role for a linguist. The challenge is to assess the reasons for initiating language work, and to design programmes and materials so that they address the current needs of Aboriginal people.