This book was written as a textbook for students studying an Aboriginal language in secondary schools in SA and the NT. It provides a basic overview of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages of Australia, and discusses important social and cultural understandings about language. It also discusses Aboriginal English and creoles. The book is easy to read, is full of eye-catching coloured photos and has many language examples that help explain the technical linguistic points being made in the text. It was jointly published by SSABSA (now the SACE Board) and Wakefield Press. It is available at the Wakefield Press bookshop, or through any other good bookshop.
This book from 1987 explains important characteriestics of the grammars Aboriginal languages and gives examples from several languages spoken in South Australia.
A collection of two-way bidialectal teaching strategies and Anecdotes about Language, Culture, Identity and Power from the Deadly Ways to Learn project. This project was conducted jointly by the Education Department of Western Australia, the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.
This book discusses the loss of langauges world-wide, and recounts the experiences of speakers of these languages and those who work with them. The Author is a Linguist who has studied Australian languages for many years.
Published by AIATSIS in 2002, Language in Native Title explores how language is used as evidence in Native Title claims and gives examples
from past cases.
The green book of language revitalization in practice contains chapters by experts in the field of language endangerment from around the world. It contains descriptions of approaches and actual projects and lots of practical suggestions for using in your community.