‘Speaking my language: International speech acquisition in Australia’
Written by Kim Woodland, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education for the RIPPLE Update
Sharynne has continued her work with data from Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. In March, Sharynne, along with her RIPPLE-sponsored PhD student, Sarah Verdon, presented their work to the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) National Indigenous Studies conference held in Canberra. Their presentation was titled Celebrating Indigenous Australian children’s languages: Diversity, competence and support. Sharynne and Sarah were also asked to write a paper for the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services annual report on the LSIC, on longitudinal patterns of language use, diversity, support and competence. As a result, both researchers have participated in a number of radio and print interviews.
- Click here to listen to Sharynne’s interview by Radio 4MW on the Torres Strait (24 minutes): https://soundcloud.com/tsima-4mw/radio-4mw-english-as-an-eighth
- Click here to read a feature piece on Sarah Verdon in the Bathurst City Life newspaper: see Research highlights positive in Indigenous language on page 3