ERIC Number: ED282427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Papers in Literacy. Work Papers of SIL-AAB, Series B, Volume 12.
Larrimore, B., Ed.
Four papers relating to literacy education for Australian Aboriginal peoples are presented. "Testing Epenthetic Vowels in Anindilyakwa" by Velma J. Leeding reports on a study of Aboriginal perceptions of a short transitional vowel. In "Diagnostic Testing of the Anindilyakwa Orthography for Both Reading and Writing," Velma J. Leeding outlines the content and results of the tests designed to determine the viability of the Anindilyakwa orthography chosen by the Aborigines at Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. "Preparing Vernacular Beginning Reading Materials for the Ndjebbana (Kunbidji) Bilingual Education Program: Some Linguistic Aspects" by Graham R. McKay discusses linguistic issues in the development of instructional materials for a literacy program in Northern Territory schools. "Reports on Warlpiri Literacy Workshops" by Stephen M. Swartz describes a literacy teacher training program and a writers' workshop at Lajamanu, and includes materials from both programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Creative Writing, Creoles, Diagnostic Tests, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Language Research, Language Tests, Literacy Education, Material Development, Orthographic Symbols, Phonology, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Teacher Education, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vowels
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Darwin (Australia). Australian Aborigines Branch.