Alive and Kicking: Areyonga Teenage Pitjantjatjara (Pacific Linguistics 561) by Annie LangloisISBN10: 0858835460
Author: Annie Langlois
Title: Alive and Kicking: Areyonga Teenage Pitjantjatjara (Pacific Linguistics 561)
Publisher: Australian National University - Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies - Pa (2004)
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Alive and Kicking: Areyonga Teenage Pitjantjatjara (Pacific Linguistics 561) by Annie Langlois
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In order to identify changes in Areyonga Teenage Pitjantjatjara, contemporary speech was compared with several independent descriptions of Traditional Pitjantjatjara (and similar neighbouring dialects). Personal observations of the author and discussions with older Pitjantjatjara people at Areyonga help to round out the picture obtained.
The Areyonga population is predominantly young. Most of the older people have left the settlement to return to their community of origin. As a result, many traditional ways of living have not been transmitted fully to the following generation. However there is an undeniable striving to reintegrate traditions into the community and the teaching of the children. Consequently, there is a constant effort to educate children in their first language. What then is the state of Areyonga Teenage Pitjantjatjara? This book aims to answer this question.