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An Introduction to Speaking Kaurna Monday 28 July 2014

Art & Heritage Collections in collaboration with Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) and the University of Adelaide Discipline of Linguistics invites you to An Introduction to Speaking Kaurna. Back by popular demand, you can take part in an introductory Kaurna language lesson, which will give you the tools to use and pronounce Kaurna words with confidence. […]

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Adelaide Languages Festival 16-17 May 2014

We are pleased to announce the first Adelaide Language Festival, to take place on Friday 16 May and Sat 17 May 2014. The program, which aims to promote language learning and celebrate languages from all over the world, will run annually. University of Adelaide students, staff members and School of Languages teachers, will present an […]

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Book Launch: A Kaurna Learner’s Guide, Tues 3 December, 6.30pm

Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi, Disicpline of Linguistics and Art & Heritage Collections at the University of Adelaide invite you to celebrate the launch of Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya! Sounds Good to Me! A Kaurna Learner’s Guide, written for Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) by Rob Amery and Jane Simpson and published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide. Executive Dean of […]

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Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann returns from keynote address in China

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, has just returned from Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He was invited to deliver several keynote addresses on signs and science, Australian and Chinese endangered languages and dialects, and the benefits of linguistic diversity. Professor Zuckermann also worked with Qiang, Yi and Tibetan minority groups to assist them in empowering and reviving their […]

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The Meaning of ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’

A Special post-Anzac Day, Lingui-Musical Event Conducted by world-renowned songwriter, Eric Bogle, in conversation with Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann. Eric has travelled the world with his music. In the past 30 years or so he has toured North America 8 times, Europe 12 times and has appeared at most of the major music festivals both in […]

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Special Lecture in Linguistics, Wed 3 April 2013

Geoff Anderson (Member of the Wiradjuri Council of Elders) and Bruce Pascoe (accomplished writer, Secretary of Bidwell-Maap Aboriginal National), are the guest presenters at an upcoming Linguistics Lecture on “Language Revival and Mental Health”. Date/Time: Wed 27 March 2013, 12.00noon Venue: Room LG 28, Lower Ground, Napier Building This special lecture is in addition to […]

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Linguistics and Endangered Languages present: Vanishing Voices (Traditional Ladino Music), Thurs 25 Oct, 7.30pm

Ladino, a.k.a. Judeo-Español, is a severely endangered Jewish language that is a fusion of Castilian Spanish (15th century) and Hebrew. It dates from the Spanish Expulsion in 1492, after which Ladino became a vernacular among eastern and Mediterranean Sephardi Jews and constituted a major part of their literary and folksong culture, as well as a […]

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Linguicide: Stop, Revive and Survive

Linguicide (language killing) and glottonphagy (language eating) are some of the phrases being coined in the new discipline of Revival Linguistics, at the University of Adelaide.

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