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Australian Languages — Revival Language Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in August 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2020.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | Language-revival processes

Language-revival processes

Students develop awareness of how languages are reclaimed from continuing oral traditions, historical documentation and understanding, and current knowledge of Australian Languages. They develop awareness and appreciation of ways in which records are interpreted and [Revival Language] is shaped for use in the twenty‑first century, as a result of decisions made by the custodians, and application of linguistic techniques.

Students develop an awareness of ways in which [Revival Language] is likely to differ from what was spoken at the time of European settlement, and explore why this is so.

Suggested learning in this focus area may include:

  • principles and protocols
  • reconstructing a language
  • filling the gaps
  • expanding the vocabulary
  • language variation and change
  • how decisions about language use are made
  • strategies for reintroducing [Revival Language].