Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language
In Indigenous cultures, traditional languages are bound up with family, history and place. In this episode, we meet three Noongar people - Miles Franklin-winning novelist Kim Scott; music historian Clint Bracknell; and performer and director Kylie Bracknell - to ask how an ancient, endangered language can live and thrive today.
Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
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Word for Word is produced by Kate Sherington for Macquarie Dictionary and Pan Macmillan Australia.
Visit Clint & Kylie’s website here: http://boomerangandspear.com/
Read more about Kim’s latest novel Taboo here: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781925483741/
Thanks also to the Wirlomin Project for permission to use audio from the “Mamang” story, and to the Australian Broadcasting Corportation for permission to use audio from Q&A episode on "Over 400 years of Shakespeare".
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