Reanimating Wiradjuri Language

Bernard Sullivan, Stan Grant, John Rudder, Tim Amaro, Pam Readford

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Mr Sullivan has worked with Wiradjuri Elder Dr Stan Grant AM, animator Ms Pam Readford and CSU Animation and Visual Effects student Mr Tim Amaro to produce three language learning animations.
"Younger people will find this medium easier to understand, they will connect more to this kind of teaching and find learning languages a lot easier," said Mr Grant.
The short films are based on the songs of Dr Grant and Dr John Rudder and although they're targeted at young children are appropriate for anyone learning the language.
"Traditionally Wiradjuri was a non-written language so the audio visual nature of animation is a good fit," said Mr Sullivan.
The project will be highlighted in an information session at the Australian International Animation Festival in Wagga Wagga from 3pm on Sunday 11 May.
The animations are being used in CSU's Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Mr Sullivan hopes they will become a resource for teaching Wiradjuri language in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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