Item details
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Title FM039_A
Description Lawi, swimming. This is a good session. Lots of talking, most of it is Kriol but obvious code-switching. 22:46min.
Origination date 2005-03-10
Origination date free form
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Felicity Meakins
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Region / village Daguragu
Originating university University of Queensland
Operator Tina Gregor
Data Categories
Data Types Sound
Discourse type interactive_discourse
DOI 10.26278/NDKH-G703
Cite as Felicity Meakins (collector), 2005. FM039_A. PLAIN/EAF+XML/MPEG/VND.WAV. ACLA1-FM039_A at
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ACLA1-FM039_A-01.eaf application/eaf+xml 3.79 MB
ACLA1-FM039_A-01.mp3 audio/mpeg 20.8 MB 00:22:46.160
ACLA1-FM039_A-01.txt text/plain 382 KB
ACLA1-FM039_A-01.wav audio/vnd.wav 751 MB 00:22:46.150
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Collection Information
Collection ID ACLA1
Collection title The Aboriginal Child Language Project
Description The Aboriginal Child Language Project was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. The project investigated the type of input children receive in multilingual environments that include a traditional language, a contact variety of English and code-mixing between languages and speech styles. It involved case studies of three Aboriginal communities and was designed to address the following questions:

RQ1: what kind of language input do Indigenous Australian Aboriginal children receive from traditional Indigenous languages, Kriol and varieties of English, and from code-switching involving these languages as used by adults and older children?
RQ2: what effect does this have on the children's language acquisition and how the input is reflected in their productive output?
RQ3: what are the processes of language shift, maintenance and change which may be hypothesised to result from this multilingual environment, as evidenced by the children's input and output and the degree to which this reflects transmission of the target languages, the loss of traditional languages, or the emergence of new mixed languages?
To address the complexity of these questions, this project brought together people with expertise in three different, but related, fields: Central Australian languages (Disbray, McConvell, Meakins, Moses, O'Shannessy and Simpson), first language acquisition (Wigglesworth), and historical change and language maintenance (McConvell and Simpson).
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Access Information
Edit access Tina Gregor
Felicity Meakins
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Data access conditions Closed (subject to the access condition details)
Data access narrative If you wish to request access to the audio and transcript files, please contact the depositor, Felicity Meakins, at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland. No access will be granted to material containing deceased people without prior consent of the families.

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