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IKC301 Wiradjuri Language (8)

Abstract

This subject focuses on developing the Wiradjuri language skills of students within the context of cultural heritage. Students will work together to increase their proficiency in Wiradjuri conversation and will work together to generate resources that can be made available for use by others teaching Wiradjuri Language. Students will also expand their working knowledge of the Wiradjuri language through an expansion of their vocabulary and a developing knowledge of Wiradjuri grammar.
This subject will also provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the Wiradjuri language, including likely contrasts between pre-invasion and post-invasion, Wiradjuri language and a clear understanding of the influences and impact of invasion history on the Wiradjuri Nation, language and culture; including policies and practices that have threatened the loss of the Wiradjuri language.
 

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Session 1
Online*Dubbo Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: IKC301
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Indigenous Australian Studies

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding and competency in Wiradjuri language gained via the successful completion of the
Certificates I to III in TAFE or in other community settings.

Enrolment restrictions

A basic understanding and competency in Wiradjuri language gained via the successful completion of the Certificates I to III in TAFE or in other community settings

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate the articulation of Wiradjuri sounds, words and sentences through conversation
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Wiradjuri sounds, words and sentences through conversation and be able to apply and use this knowledge in professional/ community contexts
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to create Wiradjuri Language resources (with a particular focus on digital resources) for use in the wider community and in other educational contexts
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major differences in expressing concepts in Wiradjuri and English
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the likely contrasts between pre- invasion Wiradjuri language and the post- invasion impact on Wiradjuri language use
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear and critical understanding of the influences and impact that history has had on the Wiradjuri Nation, language and culture, including the policies and practices that have threatened the loss of the Wiradjuri language and be able to generate ideas to provide practical solutions to the issue of Wiradjuri language recovery

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • pronunciation of Wiradjuri sounds, stress patterns of Wiradjuri words and intonation patterns of Wiradjuri sentences
  • differences between Wiradjuri and English at the word level, including nouns and adjectives, pronouns, verbs, conjunctions, question terms, abstract nouns, passive constructions and idioms
  • differences between Wiradjuri and English ways of expressing ideas at both the sentence and story level, including the concepts of focus and word order
  • conversational styles, including story-telling styles
  • the Wiradjuri sound system and script in comparison to those of neighbouring groups
  • the likely contrasts between pre-invasion Wiradjuri language use and the post-invasion impact on Wiradjuri Language use
  • a clear understanding of the influences and impact that history has had on the Wiradjuri Nation, language and culture, including the policies and practices that have threatened the loss of Wiradjuri Language
  • the interpretation of Wiradjuri Language through non-Aboriginal eyes/ears

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 10 day residential school. The Residential School is compulsory for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language and Cultural Heritage. It will build on students’ previous knowledge of Wiradjuri language. Its main focus will be to develop students’ capacity to hold conversations with one another in Wiradjuri. It will form an integral part of this subject. Indigenous Australian students may be eligible to apply for ‘away from base’ funding to support them for the period of the Residential School. The residential school period will normally be delivered over 2 separate 5 day periods during the session.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.