Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome to the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity


    Our mission

    RNLD's mission is to advance the sustainability of Indigenous languages and to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of language documentation and revitalisation through training, resource sharing, networking, and advocacy. Through our activities, we contribute to the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing direct relief from the suffering and distress that arises from the loss of Indigenous languages and the consequent alienation from cultural heritage and Indigenous identity.

    On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of the world's languages. We hope you find them helpful in your language work. To use our resources and to learn more about us and our activities, please choose from the menu items above.


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    RNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please contact us if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.



    Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

    This month, we're highlighting Block 2 of our Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces in Kununurra, WA.

    tree at sunset Julie learning phonetics Rozanne writing a Miriwoong word list boab
    Ingrid importing recordings onto her computer Group photo of Cert III class Kununurra 2016 The class planning out their language team Julie and Rosemary recording Miriwoong wordswallaby at sunset
    Rozanne and Jane recording sounds in the Kwini language Sylvia and Jane working in their workbooks Glennis editting her sound recording Jimmy and Dwayne preparing for a recording sessiongrasses

    On 25-29 July 2016 DRIL trainers Margaret Florey, Ebony Joachim and Jessica Solla returned to Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring in Kununurra WA to deliver Block 2 of the Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces. The team of dedicated language workers completed five of the thirteen units that make up the Certificate III, learning about the range of work linguists do, phonetics, making and editing digital recordings, and skills to form a language team. The language workers also continued to develop their public awareness campaigns which they had identified in Block 1, as well as continuing to learn and practise basic oral communication in Miriwoong and Kwini. The DRIL trainers left the team with the homework task of running two language learning and teaching sessions every week for the next ten weeks. We're looking forward to coming back soon for the third and final block and hearing everyone's stories!


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