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Aboriginal languages in Darwin prison

Presenter Dr John Mansfield Lecturer in linguistics, The University of Melbourne Honorary Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
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Northern Institute, CDU
T: 08 8946 6854 E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au
Location Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room) & ZOOM
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Dr John Mansfield

Aboriginal languages in Darwin prison

Dr John Mansfield
Lecturer in linguistics, The University of Melbourne
Honorary Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Abstract
Darwin is a meeting place of many Aboriginal languages and cultures. This is true not just of Darwin’s urban areas and coastal parks, but also of Darwin prison, where the majority of some 1000 prisoners speak at least one Aboriginal language.
In this seminar John Mansfield will present a sketch of Aboriginal language use in Darwin city, and in Darwin prison. John will also introduce a new program of prison activities conducted primarily in Aboriginal languages. This project is currently being piloted with Murrinhpatha and Tiwi inmates, but would ideally cater to all the larger Aboriginal language groups in the NT Corrections system.

About John Mansfield
John Mansfield is a lecturer in linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Fellow of the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. He is currently working on an ARC-funded project, ‘Remotely urban: Aboriginal language use in Darwin’. FULL BIO: https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/680763-john-mansfield

When Wednesday, 04 March 2020 @ 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Where Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)
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