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.

Barngarla Workshop participants. Members of the Richards family of Port Lincoln, including Howard (centre), Professor Zuckermann (centre back) and Dr Monaghan (right)

Barngarla Workshop participants. Members of the Richards family of Port Lincoln, including Howard (centre), Professor Zuckermann (centre back) and Dr Monaghan (right)

Will Fisher