Preserving lost languages
Preserving the world’s threatened Indigenous languages will be the aim of a new University of Newcastle research group to be launched this week.
Research has found a language dies every two weeks. Launching the Humanities Institute’s endangered languages documentation, theory and application research group, Professor Nick Evans from the Australian National University will discuss his studies into the little-known and endangered languages of northern Australia and south New Guinea.
The public lecture and launch will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 10 November, in the McMullin Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan. For more information or to RSVP, telephone 02 4921 7915.
To organise interviews with Professor Evans contact Executive Officer Ms Kristy Atkins, Humanities Research Institute, 02 4921 7915.