Last updated: 2015-09-11

Useful Links for Australian Studies


2. Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann and his work on reviving indigenous Australian languages

3. A free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on languagerevival in Australia
Register for free, and watch the video clips, answer the quizzes and join the discussion WHENEVER YOU WANT.


Video clips on reviving Barngarla Aboriginal Language:

An interview with Stolen Generation Barngarla man Howard Richards and his wife Isabel:

An article by Anna Goldsworthy on the Barngarla language reclamation (The Monthly, September 2014):

A blog on Revivalistics, language reclamation and wellbeing:

News items on language revival:

Revival Linguistics (Revivalistics) articles:
(1) 2009: Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad 2009. "Hybridity versus Revivability: Multiple Causation, Forms and Patterns". Journal of Language Contact Varia 2: 40-67.
(2) 2011: Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad & Walsh, Michael 2011."Stop, Revive, Survive!: Lessons from the Hebrew Revival Applicable to the Reclamation, Maintenance and Empowerment of Aboriginal Languages and Cultures". Australian Journal of Linguistics 31: 111-127.
(3) 2012: Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad & Monaghan, Paul 2012. "Revival linguistics and the new media: Talknology in the service of the Barngarla language reclamation", pp. 119-126 of Foundation for Endangered Languages XVI: Language Endangerment in the 21st Century:Globalisation, Technology & New Media. Auckland, New Zealand.
(4) 2014: Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad, Shiori Shakuto-Neoh and Giovanni Matteo Quer 2014. ‘Native Tongue Title: Proposed Compensation for the Loss of Aboriginal Languages’, Australian Aboriginal Studies (AAS) 2014/1: 55-71.

Video News Items on Revivalistics and Native Tongue Title (selection):
(1) Barngarla people rediscover their language:
(2) RADIO Lingua Franca, ABC Radio National,20 October 2012:
(3) Language More Important than Land:

NEWSPAPER Articles on Aboriginal Languages and Langnuage Revival:
(1) Stop, Revive and Survive, The Australian:
(2) Sleeping Languages May Be Lost Forever:
(3) Compensation for Lost Languages:
(4) Aboriginal Languages Deserve Revival:
(5) Australia’s Unspeakable Aboriginal Tragedy:
(6) Language Revival: Sleeping Beauties Awake:
(7) Language revival expert calls for native tongue title:

5. UTS Australian Language and Culture Programme
The UTS Australian Language & Culture Studies Program:

Dr Roslyn Appleby, Coordinator of the Australian Language and Culture Studies Program