New Speakers' Perspectives on Reinstating the Intergenerational Transmission of Endangered Indigenous Languages in Western Australia

Amy Budrikis

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis interrogates the most aspirational ideals of reinstating the intergenerational language transmission of Indigenous languages in Western Australia. Through the range of new speaker perspectives presented in interviews from across the state, it highlights the variation and creativity of new speakers' approaches to language transmission, expanding our understanding of language learning, transmission, and revitalization practices, and recasting notions of 'success'. The study makes a particular contribution in its focus on new speakers of Australian Indigenous languages who live in urban and rural areas, and contributes to the international scholarly knowledge about speaker/caregiver perspectives as concerns extremely endangered languages.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Ponsonnet, Maia, Supervisor
  • Ritz, Marie-Eve, Supervisor
  • Collard, Len, Supervisor
  • Henderson, John, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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