University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

LING 2039 - Reclaiming Languages: a Kaurna Case Study

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 5 hours per day for 3 days per week over 3 weeks including 1 full-day excursion
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: LING 2007, LING 3007, LING 3015
Assessment: 2 x 1,000 word or equivalent practical assignments, 1500 word or equivalent take home (open book) exam, 1500 word essay or equivalent report

The course explores issues around the reclaiming of languages by reference to the case of Kaurna, the South Australian indigenous language spoken in what is now known as the Adelaide region. The course gives a fascinating insight into the ways in which Kaurna sources are being used to forge a new Kaurna identity and develop an associated language which is being used to address contemporary needs. This course will allow you to: learn some Kaurna language; develop an understanding of the structure of the Kaurna language; learn how languages are reclaimed from historical sources; understand the context (or ecology) in which the Kaurna language existed at the time of colonisation in the 1830s and 1840s; and appreciate the circumstances under which the Kaurna language is now being revived. Parallels and contrasts will be drawn between efforts to re-introduce Kaurna and similar efforts in neighbouring languages, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Tue 15/01/2019 Fri 25/01/2019 Tue 12/02/2019 Fri 01/03/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92244 WR01 40 32 2 Jan - 18 Jan Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92243 LE01 40 32 2 Jan - 18 Jan Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre