Wangka Maya, the Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
AuthorSharp J.; Thieberger, N
Source TitleForty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages
University of Melbourne Author/sThieberger, Nicholas
AffiliationArts - School of Languages and Linguistics
Document TypeBook Chapter
CitationsSharp, J., & Thieberger, N. (2001). Wangka Maya, the Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. In J. Simpson, D. Nash, M.Laughren, P. Austin & B. Alpher(Eds.), Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages (pp. 325-335). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2001 Janet Sharp & Nick Thieberger
Aboriginal Language Centres occupy an exciting and innovative space in the fringe between academia and the people used by academia as its source of data. Now with funding that has lasted over a decade, language centres have the potential to train local people, to record and store information about local languages, and to promote the use of the languages in schools and other venues. In this paper we discuss the establishment and ongoing function of Wangka Maya, the Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in Port Hedland, Western Australia (WA).
KeywordsWangka Maya; Pilbara; Aboriginal languages; Aboriginal language centre
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