Re-Awakening LanguagesThis paper 'A house already lived in' by Christina Eira & Lynnette Solomon-Dent was published in Hobson, John, Michael Walsh, Susan Poetsch and Kevin Lowe (Eds.) Re-Awakening Langauges: Theory and practice in the revitalisation of Australian's Indigenous languages, Sydney University Press, 2010, pp372-386.

"In Victoria the urgency of language reclamation has motivated communities to focus on using their languages as much and as soon as possible. The analysis of historical resources and its incorporation into community language programs has tended to lag behind. This creates a very particular situation for language research, in that research findings must be used to firm up the linguistic foundations of 'a house already lived in'."

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