Tetun and other East Timorese Languages in the Darwin Timorese Community


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Presenter:  Father Martinho Gusmao, Instituto Seperior de Filosofia e de Teologia, Dom Jaime Garcia Goulart, Fatumeta, Timor Leste and Professor John Hajek, University of Melbourne

Date: May 09, 2014

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Egas Alves
T: 08 8946 6573
E: egas.alves@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Red Room - Yellow 1.2.48, The Northern Institute - Charles Darwin University

Target audience:  Everyone welcome

The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University and the East Timorese Community Centre of Northern Territory invite you to a seminar

Tetun and other East Timorese Languages in the Darwin Timorese Community

9 May 2014 from 9am-3.30pm

Northern Institute

Yellow 1.2.48

The Timorese Community of the Northern Territory is concerned about the future of Tetun and other East Timorese languages in Australia. In this one day event, interested people will learn about the history and current status of Timorese languages, and work together on strategies for keeping these languages alive in the Darwin community. 

Special invited guests are

  • Father Martinho Gusmao, Instituto Seperior de Filosofia e de Teologia, Dom Jaime Garcia Goulart, Fatumeta, Timor Leste
  • Professor John Hajek, University of Melbourne, researcher in Timorese languages and specialist in community language maintenance.

Program

09:00       Morning Tea

09:15       Timorese Cultural Dance & Singing presentation

09:45       Welcome and introductions:

Professor Michael Christie, Northern Institute,

Mr Egas Alves, East Timorese Community Centre, Darwin.

10:00       Fr Gusmao: ‘Tetunbahasagues: The Unhappy Marriage of Hermeneutics and Functionalism’.

10:45       Questions and comments

11:00       Coffee (Fingers Food).

11:15       Prof John Hajek: ‘How do we keep Tetun and other East Timorese languages alive in the Darwin Timorese community?’

12:30       Lunch provide by the Darwin Timorese community.

13:30       Prof John Hajek:  Community strategies for keeping Timorese languages alive.

15:30       Close and afternoon tea.

Everyone welcome 

To register your interest in attending, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Tetun

Enquiries, please call Egas Alves on 89466573 or email egas.alves@cdu.edu.au