Dr Hilary A Smith

DipTESL, MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD (Linguistics) Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Honorary Affiliate
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0450502088

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Linguistics And Educational Linguistics 200401

Researcher's projects

Develping a Model of Second Language Acquisition for Indigenous Language Revival in Eastern Australia.

Many Australian Indigenous communities are seeking to revive their traditional languages, and are gaining support from state Education Departments in this process. However, communities often have little access to research on second language acquisition, and they may have strong views on community ownership of languages, and community control of language programs.

This case study aims to investigate the experiences and expectations of a school language revival program. Through a partnership approach with Indigenous community members, this will increase our knowledge of the teaching and learning in Indigenous language revival programs, and how best they can be supported.

2016 Transdisciplinary and Innovation Grant, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/


Yaama Gamilaraay!

This project is for the trial of an early childhood program to support the revival of the Gamilaraay language. It will be developed and administered by the Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, an Aboriginal-owned not-for-profit organisation based in Gunnedah, together with the Gunnedah Preschool.

The proejct is part of the New South Wales Government's Ninganah No More Fund.




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