The intergenerational transmission of Australian Indigenous languages: why language maintenance programmes should be family-focused

@article{Forrest2018TheIT,
  title={The intergenerational transmission of Australian Indigenous languages: why language maintenance programmes should be family-focused},
  author={Walter Forrest},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={41},
  pages={303 - 323}
}
  • W. Forrest
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
ABSTRACT By 2050, the majority of Australia’s surviving Indigenous languages are likely to become extinct. The intergenerational transmission of languages in which children acquire languages from their parents and grandparents is a key mechanism for reversing language shift, but many Australian children whose parents speak an Indigenous language do not speak that language. Using a unique, national survey of Australian Indigenous children, I identify factors associated with the successful… Expand
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