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Authenticity and the correction of errors in the context of language reclamation

Rob Amery University of Adelaide Introduction Most languages spoken in the world today have an unbroken tradition. Languages like English, Japanese, Navajo and Pitjantjatjara have been passed on from generation to generation without intervention. Children in Ernabella, for instance, are

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Historical and moral arguments for language reclamation

Ghil‘ad Zuckermann University of Adelaide Language is an archaeological vehicle, full of the remnants of dead and living pasts, lost and buried civilizations and technologies. The language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history. Russell Hoban

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