Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome to the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity


    Our mission

    RNLD's mission is to advance the sustainability of Indigenous languages and to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of language documentation and revitalisation through training, resource sharing, networking, and advocacy. Through our activities, we contribute to the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing direct relief from the suffering and distress that arises from the loss of Indigenous languages and the consequent alienation from cultural heritage and Indigenous identity.

    On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of the world's languages. We hope you find them helpful in your language work. To use our resources and to learn more about us and our activities, please choose from the menu items above.


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    RNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please contact us if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.



    Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

    This month, we're highlighting The Flex DRIL workshop in Ceduna, SA.

    Veda using non-verbal communication to communicate with the group Estelle Miller using the four stages of language learning technique to teach language to Susie Betts Estelle, Darlene and Veda with DRIL trainer Amy, searching through language resources. Krystal (back), Susie and Della with DRIL trainer Margaret making edits to their wordless book
    Krystal Newchurch editing her group's wordless book Sisters, Della Matthews and Veda Betts searching through language resources Estelle Miller using her group's wordless book as to teach us new language words Krystal Newchurch teaching the group using the four stages of language learning technique

    On 6-8 September 2016 DRIL trainers Margaret Florey, Ebony Joachim and Amy Parncutt visited Ceduna to run a 3 day workshop with language workers from Far West Languages centre and some community members. Two participants drove all the way from Port Lincoln to be a part of the workshop as well. The group worked very well together, with some participants finding the strengths and skills they have to help contribute to language growth. We went through the Master-Apprentice language learning method and some of its techniques. We also worked on phonetics and form words to help support the lessons that participants were teaching each other in their Master-Apprentice sessions. By the end of day two, 2 wordless books were created as resources for participants to use as teaching tools. We finished off with participants practising how to use recording equipment and making recordings. All in all it was a very fun and productive workshop with our participants in Ceduna.  DRIL trainers Amy Parncutt and Ebony Joachim are looking forward to going back to Ceduna in November.

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