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Indigenous Languages Residency

Apply now to utilise State Library's collections to undertake
an intensive research activity into community language/s.

2016 Indigenous Languages Residency

Language workers and community members who are currently working with and/or researching Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, and supporting language revival programs in communities, are invited to apply for the 2016 Indigenous Languages Residency, hosted by State Library of Queensland.

The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency. The successful applicant(s) will utilise State Library’s collections to undertake an intensive research activity into their community language/s.

Dependent on funding, there may be provision to offer two (2) or more residencies for the week – this may entail a small group researching one language/related languages or an individual undertaking research into a specific language or language topic.

In previous years, researchers have looked at historical materials to gain an insight into how the language was spoken and recorded. Additional research has explored the range of languages and dialects in particular areas and identification of ‘shared or borrowed’ words.

This will be a unique opportunity to source language reference materials from some unusual materials and items within State Library collections. It is also envisaged that the Residency will generate new resource materials of significance and interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities working in language revival.

Further details on the Indigenous Languages Residency, including application forms, can be obtained from Des Crump or Rose Warsow.

Applications close 5pm Monday 2 May 2016.

Further details on Indigenous languages at State Library can be found on the website.

Last updated
16th May 2016