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Fiona Murphy article about Aboriginal sign languages on ABC News website

Article by Fiona Murphy, ABC News website (posted Saturday 19 June 2021) discusses Aboriginal sign languages and the need for greater understanding about the differences between these sign languages and auslan. With quotes from Jody Barney, Birri-Gubba/Woppaburra (Urangan) woman, April Campbell, Anmatyerr educator and Jenny Green, linguist, Murphy sheds light on this topic. To link to the iltyem-iltyem website, a resource developed by Melbourne Uni Research Unit for Indigenous Languages (RUIL) and Batchelor Instititute's Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL), hosted at Batchelor Institute click here.

To read the article click here.