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Accolades for Cool Australian Research

Accolades for Cool Australian Research

Allie SeverinSep 18, 2015

Linguistics has been recently acknowledged by the academic community in two very different (and exciting) ways: a government publication outline how the humanities “contribute to the vitality and wellbeing of the nation” and an Ig Nobel prize!

Indigenous languages, literacy and the myth of the

Indigenous languages, literacy and the myth of the "unwritten language"

wamutSep 10, 20159 Comments

Many of us have heard about the Indigenous literacy gap - but probably think it applies only to English. Greg Dickson takes a look at Indigenous literacy from the perspective of Indigenous languages, busts some myths and finds an even bigger "gap".

Spotlighting Australia's languages: Anindilyakwa

Spotlighting Australia's languages: Anindilyakwa

Fully (sic)Sep 3, 201510 Comments

We Australians don't know much about the languages spoken in our own country - so Fully Sic is here to help! Over the coming months, we'll be featuring a series of posts about languages spoken around the country. Today, James Bednall tells us about Anindilyakwa.

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How to lose your North, be gone with a raft, and have a bird

How to lose your North, be gone with a raft, and have a bird

Fully (sic)Aug 28, 2015

Languages across the world create some pretty interesting imagery. Andreea S. Calude investigates some of the creative idomatic constructions that exist in Indo-European languages.

Spotlighting Australia's Languages: Tamil

Spotlighting Australia's Languages: Tamil

Fully (sic)Aug 19, 20154 Comments

We Australians don't know much about the languages spoken in our own country - so Fully Sic is here to help! Over the coming months, we'll be featuring a series of posts about languages spoken around the country. Today, Niru Perera tells us about Tamil.

Words have impact: language & Indigenous issues

Words have impact: language & Indigenous issues

Fully (sic)Aug 11, 20153 Comments

What to Andrew Forrest, Adam Goodes, and South Park have in common? Alexandra Marley explains how all three can teach us about language choice surrounding Indigenous issues.

ABC Language rises from SCOSE’s ashes

Allie SeverinAug 6, 20152 Comments

It’s time to get excited. ABC’s language advisory body is back!

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

Elisabeth GriffithsJul 31, 20157 Comments

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. But what place do spelling bees have in the teaching of literacy? Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.

Referring to people with disabilities: A how-to guide

Referring to people with disabilities: A how-to guide

Fully (sic)Jul 23, 20155 Comments

Ever wonder how to refer to people with disabilities without being offensive? Louisa Willoughby has some rules to follow that should avoid any unintended rudeness.

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Elisabeth GriffithsJul 16, 20153 Comments

Ever wonder if wordy podcasts are worth it? It seems that at least one of them is. Elisabeth Griffiths has a listening recommendation for Fully Sic readers.

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