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Talk the Talk: Decolonising the Archive (with Emma Murphy and Caroline Hughes)

Tuesday 22nd October / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

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Communities need language. But a lot of the documentation is locked up in the archives.

So now linguists are teaming up with community researchers to demystify linguistic research, so that community researchers can take this work to their communities to help them speak the language.

Emma Murphy of Living Languages and community researcher Caroline Hughes are talking to Daniel, Hedvig, and Ben on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Talk the Talk is RTRFM’s weekly show about linguistics, the science of language.

Linguists Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård and smart person Ben Ainslie tackle language change, language tech, new words, society, minority languages, language and the mind, and much more.

Daniel teaches linguistics at the University of Western Australia. Hedvig is a linguist at ANU studying Pacific languages. Ben teaches media studies to the next generation of Western Australia’s secondary school students. Together, they look at language in all its variety and splendour while listening to some great tunes.


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