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Barngarla Language Workshop at Port Lincoln May 2012

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide), Dr Paul Monaghan (MLT) and 20+ Barngarla people of Port Lincoln participated in a 2-day Language Reclamation Workhop in Port Lincoln. Highlights included:

• motivational session on the success of the Hebrew language revival in Israel
• discussion of Barngarla spelling system
• group singing a newly composed Barngarla song
• group composing Barngarla Welcome to Country
• discussion of aspirations of individuals and the group including the possibility of establishing scholarships for bright teenagers to study linguistics at Adelaide and the establishment of a Barngarla language and culture centre.