California down under: Indigenous language revitalization in New South Wales, Australia

Kevin Lowe, Michael Walsh

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The state of New South Wales [Henceforth NSW] in Australia shares a number of similarities with language revitalisation in California as well as. some significant differences. In this paper, we provide a brief overview of the indigenous language situation in NSW. Then we. focus on language revitalisation in NSW particularly over the last five years with special emphasis on education. We turned then to the comparisons between NSW and California. Although California's efforts have been more sustained and focused over a longer period, NSW has made rapid gains in a short period and has received considerable government support. We conclude with some remarks on future directions in NSW.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage is life
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 11th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference
EditorsWesley Leonard, Ethel Gardner
Place of PublicationBerkeley, California
PublisherUniversity of California, Berkeley
Pages100 - 115
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference (11th : 2004) - University of California, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 200413 Jun 2004


ConferenceAnnual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference (11th : 2004)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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