Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:14

Australian Linguists Meet in Marysville

The 16th annual Australian Languages Workshop for 2017 (ALW2017) was hosted by the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at Melbourne University (co-sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language) at Camp Marysville on March 3rd to March 5th 2017.

Dja Dja Wurrung man and Linguistics Honours student Harley Dunolly-Lee went with VACL Community Linguist Dr Kris Eira at the three day event where over eighty guests attended from all over Australia.

Harley reflected that it was a great opportunity to make contacts from different universities, and to meet the authors of many theses he has read at university. “Actually meeting them in person helped clarify their work,” he said. Harley also met linguists who worked with fluent speakers, “which helped in understanding the development of sounds, and sounds that aren’t as clear cut as what we think they are.”

The event also honoured Dr Luise Hercus in a toast and acknowledgement of her contribution to linguistics. A book was also launched in her honour.

For the complete program and abstracts click here

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