Editorial: if the settler never came

Backhaus, Vincent, Fraser, Henry, and Macdonald, Shem (2020) Editorial: if the settler never came. TESOL in Context, 29 (1). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

If the settler never came and the (Australian) continent developed herself, what kinds of conversations would we consider? Perhaps, we would highlight the fact that the Country and Island landscape did not have an estimated number of languages but significantly more than the speculated 250 (or “over 300”, or “hundreds of”) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages across the island and continental landscape. It would be a given continuance that every year across the Country, and not just 2019 declared by the United Nations General assembly, as the year to celebrate the Indigenous languages. Perhaps the ways we define, discuss and distinguish these numerous, living languages would be very different from our current forensic approaches.

Item ID: 73039
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1030-8385
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Sensitivity Note: Some material in this article may contain words, descriptions and terms which may be culturally sensitive and that reflect authors’ views, or those of the period in which the content was created and considered as part of the historical legacy of settler colonial and Indigenous relations.
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 07:30
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450107 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4502 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 450206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 210201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education engagement and attendance outcomes @ 50%
21 INDIGENOUS > 2102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 210299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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