Lecture
Languages of Indigenous Australia

Friday 5 June 2015,
13.30–14.30

Free, booking essential

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It is estimated that in the late 18th century there were about 350 languages spoken on mainland Australia.

At the start of the 21st century, fewer than 150 Indigenous languages remain in use, and almost all are highly endangered. Peter K Austin, SOAS, examines whether Indigenous Australian languages have elements in common, and how concepts of ‘country’ and Dreamtime are represented in the languages, songs and oral literature of the continent.

Sign interpreted.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted eventThis event is sign language interpreted.


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