Revival of 'dead' aboriginal languages could work in Pacific | Pacific Beat

Revival of 'dead' aboriginal languages could work in Pacific

Revival of 'dead' aboriginal languages could work in Pacific

Updated 2 August 2013, 15:06 AEST

An expert in the revival of extinct aboriginal languages says his work in Australia could have real application in the Pacific Islands.

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, from the University of Adelaide, has worked with three aboriginal groups in South Australia to reclaim their languages.
 
He tells Bruce Hill his goal has been not to study dormant languages, but to see if they could be brought back to life.
 
Presenter: Bruce Hill
Speaker: Professor Gil'ad Zuckerman, from the University of Adelaide
 

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