Indigenous Language and Technology conference
Tajimankamu-pula Duke yanu Cairnskutu October. Kujungkarringu-jananya-pula puntuyarrakungka kakarramartajingka kayilimartajingka yulparimartajingka yapurramartijingka wirriliminyirrijanungkakamu warrkamurrinyjangka-janampa-ya wangkakajaku walyjakajaku puntumiliku.
Warrkamu-ya laltulu palyarninpa language-teamyurulu KJmiliyurulu. Wangkangu-ngku-jananya kujungka Tajiman Duke professorkaja, kuultijakaja, linguistkaja warrkamurrinyjakajakamu.
Ngulyjurnu-ngku-ya. Ngulyju-ngku-ya jinguru wangkakuranpa, nintijunkuraku-ngku-ya wanyjalyuru warrkamurrinpa wangkaku walyjaku kujun-kujunpa. Jilanya-ya palyawarta warrkamurrikuranpa language-team KJmili, nintikurlu warrkamurrinyjakajajanukurlu ngayunyurukajajanukurlu.
In October Senior Martu Linguist Desmond Taylor and KJ’s applied linguist Duke (Garry Earl-Spurr) travelled to Cairns. The aim of the trip was to come together with 250 - 300 people from right across Australia who all work with Indigenous languages.
Desmond and Duke met and spoke with language workers, professors and educators from other language groups at the conference, who are doing similar work to KJ’s language team.
The links made in Cairns provide strong avenues to work together and help each other in the future – especially with groups who have experience creating similar resources to those that KJ’s language team are working on. KJ’s language team is funded by the Pilbara Development Commission.