LING 3015 - Reclaiming Languages: a Kaurna Case Study
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code LING 3015 Course Reclaiming Languages: a Kaurna Case Study Coordinating Unit Linguistics Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 5 hours per day for 3 days per week over 3 weeks including 1 full-day excursion Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study Incompatible LING 2039, LING 2007, LING 3007 Course Description This course will introduce students to the methods, approaches and strategies for reclaiming sleeping languages through the lens of the Kaurna language, the original language of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains. Students will gain familiarity with the Kaurna sources and will investigate Kaurna in relation to neighbouring languages focussing on both linguistic and cultural ties. Students will gain an appreciation of Kaurna history and of the Kaurna language, both as it was spoken in the mid-nineteenth century and within its contemporary social context.
Learning to speak, use and understand the Kaurna language is not the main purpose of this course. In this respect this Kaurna language course differs from most other language courses where developing 'communicative competence' is the main goal. Rather, this course focuses on developing understandings about the Kaurna language, the historical source materials, how we know what we know about the language, and how it is being used today. Students will learn of the importance that the Kaurna language has to Kaurna people as they rebuild their cultural and linguistic identity. Strenuous efforts will be made to 'get inside' the Kaurna language and use the language as a key to understanding Kaurna culture and a little of our history and the place in which we live.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Rob AmeryCourse Coordinater:
Dr Rob AMERY
Napier Building, Rm 910.
Tel: 8313 3924
e-mail: email@example.com (emails read regularly)
Lecturers: Dr Rob AMERY with input from Kaurna people.
Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Arts:
Barr Smith Library
Tel: 0430 212 062
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThis course aims to:
* Develop understandings of linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of language reclamation
* Introduce students to the Kaurna language
* Trace the efforts by various observers to document the Kaurna language in the 19th century
* Investigate the ways in which the Kaurna language is used in the 21st century.
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Respectfully contribute to a language reclamation effort alongside owners and custodians of that language.
2. Apply linguistic analytical skills in the interpretation and assessment of historical source material
3. Understand the relationship between revived languages and their antecedents
4. Draw comparisons between a range of language reclamation movements and identify common features and points of difference.
5. Appreciate the importance of the Kaurna language to the Kaurna community and the general public living on the Adelaide Plains.
6. Gain insights, through a study of the Kaurna language, into the early contact history, Indigenous cultures, placenames, the environment and Nunga English.
7. Understand and apply the revised Kaurna spelling system.
8. Demonstrate a knowledge of the emerging functions and use of the Kaurna language within the Kaurna community, in the education sector and in the public domain.
9. Gain familiarity with common Kaurna expressions such as greetings, leave-takings, introductions, requests, commands, questions and statements.
10. Appreciate the role played by Kaurna language reclamation within the global renaissance of Indigenous languages.
11. Write a coherent and logically argued essay drawing on a range of perspectives and source materials in answer to a question posed.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1, 2, 5, 8, 11
Required ResourcesCourse text book:
Amery, Rob (2016) Warraparna Kaurna! Reclaiming an Australian Language. University of Adelaide Press. For free download at https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/kaurna/. Paperback $55 (available from Rob Amery). Also available in BSL 499.15 A512wp.(Amery (2016) is an updated version of Amery (2000) with an additional chapter summarising developments since 2000. Amery (2000) itself is a reduced version of Vol. 1 of Amery, 1998 (PhD thesis) available in the Barr smith Library]. There are multiple copies of Amery (2000) in the Barr Smith Library. Also held by UniSA Library, City West and Whyalla, Flinders University Library and State Library of South Australia.)
Kaurna Language Resources (Go to https://www.adelaide.edu.au/kwp/resources/):
Kaurna Dictionary [PDF on-line] Go to https://www.adelaide.edu.au/kwp/resources/kaurnadictionary/
Kaurna Alphabet Book 2nd Edition
Kaurna Vocabulary:Amery, Rob Ed. (2017) Warra Kaurna Yalaka, Warra Kaurna Pukinangku. Kaurna Language Today, Kaurna Language from Long Ago. Vocabulary listing Kaurna to English and English to Kaurna in Revised Spelling. Also [includes reprint of Teichelmann & Schürmann (1840), vocabulary from T&S (1840), Teichelmann (1857), neologisms and some words from other sources. [PDF on-line]
Kaurna Learner's Guide:Amery, Rob & Jane Simpson (2013) Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya! Sounds Good to me! A Kaurna Learner’s Guide. Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi in association with Wakefield Press, Kent Town. 2nd Edition 2020.
Kaurna for Smarties [PILOT VERSION]
Tirkanthi - Learning Kaurna Language CD (with Jack Kanya Buckskin)
Course Readers (now online at MyUni):
Vol.1 Kaurna Sources (in addition to T&S and TMs)Vol.2 Language Reclamation.
Recommended ResourcesSection A - relating to Kaurna and neighbouring language groups
Amery, Rob (2020) Teaching Aboriginal Languages at University” To What End? In J. Fornasiero, S.M.A. Reed, R. Amery, E. Bouvet, K. Enomoto & H.L. Xu (Eds) Intersections in Language Planning and Policy: Establishing Connections in Languages and Cultures. Language Policy 23, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50925-5_29 Springer Nature, Switzerland AG 2020. pp.475-489.
Amery, Rob (2020) Emotion Metaphors in an Awakening Language: Kaurna, the language of the Adelaide Plains. Emotion, body and mind across a continent: Figurative representations of emotions in Australian Aboriginal languages. Special Issue of Pragmatics and Cognition. Edited by Maïa Ponsonnet, Dorothea Hoffmann & Isabel O’Keeffe.
Amery, Rob (2018) The Homecoming of an Indigenous Australian Diaspora as Impetus for Language Revival: Kaurna of the Adelaide Plains, South Australia. Invited paper for a Special Issue (Editors: Kathleen Heugh, Angela Scarino and Christopher Stroud) on Southern Theory of Current Issues in Language Planning. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2018.1503390.
Amery, Rob (2018) Koeler and the Dresdners: contrasting views of five Germans towards Indigenous peoples in South Australia. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, Special Edition: Culture Contact in Indigenous Australia edited by Amy Roberts and Daryl Wesley. Vol.42: 134-163
Amery, Rob (2016) The Kaurna Diaspora and its Homecoming: Understanding the loss and re-emergence of the Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains, South Australia. In Peter K. Austin, Harold Koch and Jane Simpson (eds) Language, Land and Song, London: EL Publishing. pp.502-522.
Amery, Rob (2017) Warra Kaurna Yalaka, Warra Kaurna Pukinangku. Kaurna Language Today, Kaurna Language From Long Ago. (revision of Warra Kaurna. A Resource for Kaurna Language Programs). Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP), Adelaide.
Amery, Rob (2016) Warraparna Kaurna! Reclaiming an Australian Language. University of Adelaide Press. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/kaurna/ebook and Paperback. (Revision of Amery (2000) Warraparna Kaurna with revised spellings, additional chapter discussing developments since 2000 and reworked Conclusions)
Amery, Rob (2015) Kaurna. in Nicola Grandi & Livia Körtvélyessy (eds) Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology. Edinburgh University Press. 423-429.
Amery, Rob (2014) Reclaiming the Kaurna language: a long and lasting collaboration in an urban setting. Special issue edited by John Henderson The Role of Linguists in Indigenous Community Language Programs in Australia ofLanguage Documentation and Conservation. 8: 409-429. (http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc) http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/4613/amery.pdf?sequence=3
Amery, Rob (2013) A Matter of Interpretation: Language Planning for a Sleeping Language, Kaurna, the language of the Adelaide
Plains, South Australia, Language Problems and Language Planning, 37 (2): 101-124.
Amery, Rob (2013) ‘Authenticity and correction of errors in the context of language reclamation’ . History and Philosophy of the
Language Sciences. http://hiphilangsci.net/2013/08/28/authenticity-and-the-correction-of-errors-in-the-context-of-language-reclamation
Amery, Rob (2012) Four Dresdners in South Australia in the early-mid nineteenth century: a lasting legacy for Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri
and Barngarla peoples. Zeitschrift für Australienstudien 26.
Amery, Rob (2012) Taking to the airwaves: a strategy for language revival. In M. Ponsonnet, L. Dao & M. Bowler (Eds.)Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference - 2011. Australian National University Canberra ACT, 5-6 December 2011. ANU Digital Collections http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9280
Amery, Rob (2010) Monitoring the Use of Kaurna, the Language of the Adelaide Plains. In John Hobson, Kevin Lowe, Susan
Poetsch & Michael Walsh (eds.) Re-awakening Languages: Theory and practice in the revitalization of Australia’s Indigenous
languages. Sydney University Press. Pages 56-66.
Amery, Rob (2009) Kaurna Language Reclamation and the Formulaic Method. In Wesley Y Leonard & Stelómethet Ethel B Gardner (Eds.) Language is Life. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference June 10-13, 2004 at University of California at Berkeley. Report 14, Survey of California and other Indian Languages. Pages 81-99. On line at: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~survey/resources/publications.php
Amery, Rob (2004) Beyond Their Expectations: Teichelmann and Schürmann’s efforts to preserve the Kaurna language continue to bear fruit. In Veit, Walter F. ed. The Struggle for Souls and Science. Constructing the Fifth Continent: German Missionaries and Scientists in Australia. Alice Springs: Strehlow Research Centre: Occasional Papers, pp.9-28.
Amery, Rob(2002) Indigenous Language Programs in South Australian Schools: Issues, Dilemmas and Solutions. Paper prepared for the NSW Board of Studies. March 2002. Available at: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/aboriginal_research/pdf_doc/indig_lang_sa_amery.doc
Amery, Rob (2002) ‘Marginalised Relics or Dynamic Modern Languages? Emerging Issues when Australia’s Indigenous Languages Modernise.’ Babel 37(2): 10-15; 37-38.
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Jane Simpson (eds) The Land is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia, 165-180.
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Amery, Rob (2000) Kaurna Dreaming Stories - report prepared for KACHA Inc. as part of the "Reviving the Dreaming" project, National Estate Grants program.
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Amery, Rob (2000) The First Lutheran Missionaries in South Australia and their contribution to Kaurna language reclamation and the reconciliation movement.Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, October 2000, 30-58.
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Amery, Rob & O’Brien, Dennis (2007). Funeral Liturgy as a Strategy for Language Revival. Pp. 457-467 in Jeff Siegel, John Lynch & Diana Eades (eds.) Linguistic Description and Linguistic Applications: Studies in Memory of Terry Crowley. John Benjamins.
Amery, Rob & Katrina Karlapina Power (2019) The Role of Land, Fire and Water in the Kaurna Cultural and Linguistic Renaissance. In Dany Adone, Melanie Brück & Bentley James (eds.) Fire, Water and Land in Indigenous Cultures of Australia. Centre for Australian Studies, University of Cologne
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[Booklet with accompanying CD. Contains funeral liturgy in Kaurna, including translations of the Lord’s Prayer, Psalm 23, Bible verses and hymns – The Old Rugged Cross, Till We Meet Again, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art & What a Friend We Have in Jesus.]
Amery, Rob & Jane Simpson with members of Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (2013) Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya – Sounds Good to
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Online LearningKaurna Language Resources online
A wide selection of on-line Kaurna resources are available. You will find the Course Profile, PowerPoint presentations and a sample exam paper on MyUni. In addition you will find Kaurna wordlists and other Kaurna language resources at Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi
web pages on the Adelaide University site at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/kwp
To view Kaurna placenames and accompanying information on GoogleEarth maps go to: http://www.kaurnaplacenames.com
and Kaurna place names in the Public Arena Post -1980 http://www.kaurnaplacenames.com
MOOC: Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages. (Week 4 focuses on the Kaurna language) https://www.edx.org/course/language-revival-securing-future-adelaidex-lang101x-0
Adelaide City Council reconciliation pages: http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/your-community/culture-history/reconciliation/
Kaurna Plains School: http://www.kaurnaas.sa.edu.au/
ACARA Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/languages/framework-for-aboriginal-languages-and-torres-strait-islander-languages/rationale
Useful National and International Websites on Language Revival:
Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD): http://www.rnld.org/
Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS): http://www.aicls.org/
Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project: http://www.wlrp.org/
Hebrew Academy: http://hebrew-academy.huji.ac.il/English/Pages/default.aspx
Prof. Zuckermann’s website: http://adelaide.academia.edu/Zuckermann/Papers
Manx Heritage Foundation: www.manxheritage.org
Ynsee Gaelg: http://www.learnmanx.com/cms/audio_collection_11918.html www.learnmanx.com
Cowag Manx Gaelic Blog: http://cowag.wordpress.com
Twitter in Manx: http://twitter.com/greinneyder
Manx Gaelic Revival Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1urD2CH37U
First Voices web pages (British Columbia) at: http://www.firstvoices.com/
Kualono, University of Hawai’i webpages at: http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/eng/index.html
MÄori Language Commission pages at: http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/
Indigenous Languages Research and Development Center, Taipei, Taiwan: http://ilrdc.tw/
Learning & Teaching Activities
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Learning Activities Summary
Day 1: 13 Jan.
Introduction: (housekeeping; assessment scheme etc)
Kaurna Panel: interview with Kaurna people about their engagement with Kaurna language
Language Loss; Reclaiming Languages: the national and international scene
Reclaiming Language, Reclaiming Culture: Reclaiming/Maintaining/ Strengthening IdentityText: Chapter 1-2
Amery & Gale (2008)
We Still Live Here (Wampanoag DVD)
Text (Amery, 2016)
Day 2: 14 Jan.
Sources and their reliability:
Philology & comparative linguistics.
Recovering the Kaurna sound system.
Comparisons with other ‘sleeping’ languages
Readings, Vol I
Text: Chs 5, 6 (pp.75-122)
Amery (1996; 1998; 2006)
Day 3: 15 Jan. Kaurna Vocabulary and Lexical Semantics
Kaurna place names; language and environment
Lexicon and semantics:
Lexical expansion: Comparisons with Hebrew, Maori and Hawai’ian.
Simpson & Hercus (2002)
Amery & Williams (2002)
Schultz, Chester (2012 onwards) https://www.adelaide.edu.au/kwp/placenames/research-publ/
Amery & Buckskin (2013)
Text: Chapter 7
Kaurna Dictionary (DRAFT VERSION)
Text: Chapter 7 (pp.138-145)
Day4: 20 Jan. Reclaiming grammar
Relationships between Kaurna grammar and the grammars of other Australian languages
T&S (1840: G4-G24; 65-72)
Text: Chapter 6 (pp.106-109; 146-154)
Kaurna Learner's Guide
Kaurna For Smarties
Amery (2013) Authenticity & errors http://hiphilangsci.net/2013/08/28/authenticity-and-the-correction-of-errors-in-the-context-of-language-reclamation
Day5: 21 Jan. Kaurna Texts
What historical texts have been recorded?
Creating New Texts
Growing a Kaurna Literature
Text: Chapter 6 (pp.110-123; 166-168)
Day 6: 22 Jan. Kaurna Language Revival
1. Kaurna in the Public domain.
Text: Chapter 8
Amery & Rigney (2006)
Amery (2010); Amery (2012)
2. Language revival: Private and in-group domains
http://www.mobilelanguageteam.com.au/family language planning
3. The role of schools and the education sector:
Training: Kaurna Cert II and Cert III TAFE and Tauondi courses
Text: Chapter 7
Hinton (2002); Amery (1996)
Mühlhäusler et al (2004)
Amery & Buckskin (2012)
Gale & Amery (2012a, 2012b, 2012c, 2012d, 2013)
Day 7: 27 Jan.
EXCURSION: Piltawodli and Warriparinga
Text: Chapters 1, 4
Gara (1998); Foster (1990); Harris (1999)
Day 8: 28 Jan. Re-establishing Intergenerational Transmission:
How to become a fluent Kaurna speaker
Text: Formulaic method
Wadu Matyidi (Adny. Animation)
Day 9: 29 Jan.
Language Planning; Future Prospects
KWP/KWKText:Chapters 3, 9, 10, 11
Amery & Rigney (2007)
Amery & Buckskin (2013)
Specific Course RequirementsParticipation in the excursion to Pirltawardli and Warriparinga is compulsory.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING DUE DATE LEARNING OBJECTIVES Practical Task:
Analysis of Kaurna Wordlist in Chittleborough (1906)
Formative 25% midnight
Mon. 18 Jan. 2021
1, 2, 3, 6, 7 Grammar Practical Formative 20% Mon. 1st Feb. 2021 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 Take Home Exam Summative 25% Fri. 5th Feb. 2021 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Essay
Summative 30% Fri. 15 Feb. 2021 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11
Assessment DetailASSIGNMENT 1: PRACTICAL TASK - ANALYSIS OF CHITTLBOROUGH'S (1906) KAURNA WORDLIST (DUE DATE: Midnight, Monday, 18th January 2021)
Analyse the Kaurna wordlist compiled by J. Chittleborough and published in his memoirs of life in early Adelaide in an article titled ‘Primitive Adelaide: Recollections and Impressions’ in The Observer 29 December 1906: 37. [Wordlist to be supplied]
This wordlist only came to light recently and is not included in your textbook (Amery, 2000). Chittleborough had learnt some Kaurna in his childhood.
Your task is to analyse Chittleborough’s wordlist and assess its quality. You should use Amery’s (1996) and (1998) analyses of Robinson’s 1837 and Gaimard’s 1826 Kaurna wordlists as a guide.
First create a chart listing Chittleborough’s wordlist in one column alongside of their Nukunu counterparts in a second column, T&S and TMs counterparts in a third column and counterparts from other Kaurna sources in a fourth column. Respell the word in Kaurna Revised Spelling in Column 4 and leave a fifth column for notes.
I have started the chart for you [to be supplied]:
On the basis of the chart you have created, address the following questions:
1. How did Chittleborough represent the sounds of Kaurna?
a. What generalisations can you make about Chittleborough’s spellings?
b. Does he represent the sounds of Kaurna consistently?
c. What Kaurna sounds does he fail to transcribe?
2. How do you account for the discrepancy in meaning between Chittleborough’s and T&S’s wordlists?
3. Can you suggest a source for the words which do not have counterparts in T&S or Hercus (1992)?
4. What typographical errors are evident in Chittleborough’s wordlist?
5. Comment on the importance and value of Chittleborough’s wordlist.
ASSIGNMENT 2: GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS (DUE DATE: Mon. 1st February 2021)
The following sentences and their translations are taken directly from Teichelmann & Schürmann (1840) or Teichelmann (1857).
Analyse these three utterances [to be supplied] using Teichelmann & Schürmann's (1840) grammar and vocabulary, the wordlist
compiled in Amery (2017) Warra Kaurna Yalaka and Notes on Revised Spelling adopted in 2010.
a) Re-transcribe into the Revised Spelling (RS) system adopted in 2010.
b) Provide a morpheme-by-morpheme interlinear gloss as in the example provided.
c) Discuss/explain the context in which these sentences might have been uttered. Be sure to consider who the participants might have been and how many there were.
d) Where appropriate, provide a more natural translation in today's English.
Data: Ngai padlo ningka palta, ngaityo tokutyurlo.
He attempted to throw at me, my child.
a) RS: Ngai padlu ningka parlta, ngaityu tukutyurlu.
Notes: Only a few minor changes in spelling are required in this particular sentence.
Evidence from Adnyamathanha (varlta- ‘hit’) suggests that the lt sequence in palta is retroflexed.
Replace all instances of o in this sentence with u. T&S themselves spelt tukutya ‘small’ as tukkutya (with a u instead of o) in their vocabulary. When suffixes are added to ngaityu, as in ngaityurna ‘mine’ they also used a u instead of o.
b) Ngai padlu ningka parlta, ngaityu tukuty-urlu.
me he+ERG nearly/almost/threatening threw (perfect) my little/child-ERG
In adding the Ergative or Agentive suffix -rlo to tokutya (spelt tukkutya in the vocabulary), the final vowel a has been replaced by u. This-rlo suffix tells us that it was the child who did the throwing. Padlo 'he' refers tongaityo tokutyurlo 'my child'. They bear the
same case marking.
c) This utterance might be describing an event where the speaker's child tried to throw something at him, narrowly missing him.
d) A more natural translation in today's English might be:
'My child nearly hit me' (by throwing something at me)
OR 'My child threw (something) at me, but missed.
Now analyse these sentences in the same way (details TBA):
Using the sentences you analysed above, construct new Kaurna sentences for:
Ngai padlu ningka parlta, ngaityu tukutyurlu. 'My child nearly hit me' (by throwing something at me)
How would you say ‘You nearly burnt her, my friend’?
This sentence has exactly the same structure as the model sentence above. So it is a simple matter of substitution
of the elements which change as follows:
Pa nintu ningka ngadli, ngaityu niipu-rlu.
her you+ERG nearly burnt my friend-ERG
Note that the form of the Ergative suffix used on niipu ‘friend’ is slightly different to that used on tukutya ‘small’. The two forms, -urlu and –rlu are allomorphs. They mean exactly the same thing.
(NB: Teichelmann & Schürmann's English translation may not always be 100% accurate. Spellings used here may
vary slightly from those appearing in the vocabulary. The initial ng is sometimes omitted as inai (= ngai )).
ASSIGNMENT 3: ESSAY (DUE DATE: Monday, 15th February 2021). Length 2,000 words
Write an essay on one of the following topics:
1. “Kaurna is as dead as Hittite. The materials we have are scanty. Trying to talk Kaurna consists of taking words from Teichelmann and Schurmann and trying to put them together to make sentences. We don’t know the pronunciation. We
can’t be sure of what word order was, of how clauses were linked. The vocabulary available is small. In our opinion, the attempt to ‘resurrect’ Kaurna (or any other dead language) is simply a political exercise” (Letter From Prof. R.M.W. Dixon, Head of Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University to Rob Amery, 1 May 2001)
Write a response to Dixon in the light of what you have learnt about Kaurna, and other ‘sleeping languages’ and efforts to reclaim and revive them.
2. Compare and contrast the Kaurna language movement with another language revival movement of your choice.
3. Kaurna has emerged as an auxiliary language for Kaurna people. What functions does it serve within Kaurna society and within the lives of Kaurna individuals?
4. How can Kaurna people maximise exposure to the Kaurna language in the absence of native speakers? What methods have they used?
5. For most of the 20th Century Kaurna language was unheard of and ignored. Explain how the public at large has engaged with Kaurna language. What motivates the general public to engage with the Kaurna language?
6. What does authenticity mean in the context of the Kaurna language? How do we know whether a Kaurna word, phrase, sentence or text is authentic or not? What criteria should be used to judge?
7. Why learn Kaurna? How do the aims and objectives of a Kaurna teaching program differ to that of a Japanese, French or German etc. program?
8. More than 80% of South Australia’s population live in Kaurna country. Many schools across the Adelaide metropolitan area wish to offer a Kaurna language program, but few actually do. What are the main impediments? What is being done to address the need?
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