Australia's First Nations' languages as part of everyday communication

Monday, 15 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Two recently published books - "Wilam: A Birrarung Story" and "Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases" - aim to engage readers in recognizing and undertanding first nation's languages as an important part of Australia's everyday culture and communication. This week, we hear from the authors, Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly, senior linguist at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Aunty Fay Muir, and award winning children's writer Sue Lawson.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

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John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong

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