Emeritus Professor Peter Mülhäusler
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Adelaide
Manager, Mobile Language Team
Professor Mülhäusler is one of the leading theorists in the field of language revival and has pioneered an ecological approach to language maintenance and revival. He has been a supervisor and fieldworker on more than twenty projects in Australia and internationally and has worked closely with three Thura-Yura communities in the recent past (Wirangu, Nukunu, Adnyamathanha).
Ms. Karina Lester
Aboriginal Language Worker
Karina is a Yankunytjatjara Anangu woman who grew up on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytja- tjara Lands (APY Lands) in the Far North West of South Australia. In her spare time she works as an Anangu Interpreter and Translator for the Western Desert Language that covers a large area of the State. She currently is the Aboriginal member on the Natural Resources Management Council (NRMC) and is the Chair for the Aboriginal State-wide Advisory Committee (sub-committee NRMC). Karina is very passionate about maintaining her Aboriginal Language and about hearing from other South Australian Aboriginal people on how they would like to maintain their languages. Karina hosts a weekly radio show Nganampa Wangka which talks about language activities in the state. Tune into Radio Adelaide on 101.5fm Fridays 3 – 4 pm.
Dr Paul Monaghan
Paul has been working on a number of language and culture documentation and revitalisation projects on the Far West Coast of South Australia. He assisted with the establishment of the Far West Coast Language Centre (Ceduna) and the production of a number of language resource publications, particularly for Wirangu. He also has significant experience working with cultural collections for the Australia-Pacific regions, through both the South Australian Museum and the Australia Museum (Sydney).