This is a gateway website of links to over 200 online resources on about 80 of the Aboriginal languages of Australia. The links are well annotated and can be accessed via resource type, language, or state. They include: dictionaries; grammars and descriptions; organisations; language names and maps; language rights and policy; maintenance and revival; academic papers; courses; education and teaching; texts; vocabularies; place names; songs and sounds; and bibliographies. Languages of mainland Australia and the Torres Strait Islands are covered.
This is the archived website of the Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim project, which was carried out by a research group from several Japanese and other universities between 1999 and 2003. The site is available in parallel English and Japanese versions and provides: an outline of the project's scope, objectives and specific topics; its organisation (several research units focusing on different geographical areas and methodological issues) and contact details; programmes of meetings and conferences; related essays; and links to PDF files of journal reviews of some of the publications resulting from the project.
The Indigenous Languages Conference 2007 was held in Adelaide and brought together researchers on aboriginal and endangered languages; the main focus was on Australia, but the plenary presentations also featured Maori and two native languages of Oregon. This conference website presents: abstracts of the plenary presentations; the programme, including paper titles; a discussion forum on recommendations from the conference; and a powerpoint presentation of highlights, mainly photos. There are also links to the homepage of the linguistics department at the University of Adelaide and to the websites of the two other organisations that held their conferences in conjunction with the ILC: Australex, the Australasian Association for Lexicography; and the Australian Linguistics Society.
This strangely entitled but useful site brings together a wide variety of unconnected material on all manner of subjects about which Mr. Slone (University of California at Berkelety) is obviously seriously interested. Topics range from linguistic structures to carcinogens in our atmosphere, but this diversity aside, he has also assembled a number of helpful resources on indigenous Melanesian or Papua New Guinean society that will be of use to anyone studying the anthropology, culture or language of this region. Contained within these pages is a compilation of folklore and stories translated from the original Papua New Guinea Pidgin English. As a complement to this resource, Slone has added a Bibliography of Melaneasian Pidgin English dictionaries, phrase books and study guides, and the large and well organised Annotated Bibliography of Papua New Guinean Folklore. This latter bibliography will likely have the widest mass appeal to students and researchers. Citations are organised initially into geographic divisions, but at the end of the list are also reorganised by category, theme, community and author. At the time of review the site hadn't been updated since 2003 and quite a few of the outgoing links were broken.