Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE170100493 [ 2018-11-12 - 2022-05-05 ]

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Researchers: Celeste Rodriguez Louro (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Aboriginal English in the global city: Minorities and language change. This project aims to document patterns of variation and change in metropolitan Aboriginal English. Since colonisation, English has encroached on Australian languages, and Aboriginal English has emerged as a powerful carrier of ethnic identity. The project will quantitatively study how Aboriginal English storytelling functions cross-generationally, and whether global linguistic innovations are apparent. Exploring these dynamics is key to understanding language change in minority urban communities, and to refining educational programs to suit the needs of Indigenous children and youth. The project expects to inform the implementation of cross-cultural teaching programmes in Australia, helping teachers and curriculum developers to design materials, and to empower Indigenous Australians by documenting how Aboriginal English is changing.

Funding Amount $350,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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