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dc.contributor.authorMcConvell, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorThieberger, Nen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T11:08:30Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T11:08:30Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-03-15en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcConvell, Patrick and Thieberger, Nicholas (2001) State of Indigenous languages in Australia - 2001, Australia State of the Environment Second Technical Paper Series (Natural and Cultural Heritage), Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/34091
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides data for, or information about, nine environmental indicators related to the condition of Indigenous languages in Australia, being a contribution towards the 2001 national State of the Environment Report. The indicators address the following key issues about the state of Indigenous languages in Australia: * condition of Indigenous languages, * state of documentation of languages, * the wider use of Indigenous languages, * funding, research and education.The study found that in 1996: * there has been a decrease in the percentage of Indigenous people speaking Indigenous languages from 100% in 1800 to 13% in 1996, * there are about 55,000 speakers of Indigenous languages in Australia, * the number of Indigenous languages, and the percentage of people speaking these languages have continued to fall in the period 1986-1996, accelerating over the ten years, and * of the 20 languages categorised in 1990 as 'strong', 3 should now be regarded as 'endangered'.The paper comments on the usefulness of the indicators and makes recommendations to improve either the indicators or the source data collections.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal languagesen_US
dc.subjectTorres Strait Islander languagesen_US
dc.subjectABS Censusen_US
dc.subjectlanguage endangermenten_US
dc.subjectinddicators for language statusen_US
dc.titleState of Indigenous languages in Australia - 2001, Australia State of the Environment Second Technical Paper Series (Natural and Cultural Heritage), Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberraen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguisticsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorMcConvell, Patricken_US
melbourne.contributor.authorThieberger, Nicholasen_US
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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