• A huge thank you to Corrugated Lines: A festival of words

      We had a wonderful time attending events at the Corrugated Lines festival and are very happy to have been invited to attend. Thank you! From heading along to the Yawuru language centre and hearing a story about the creation of the Milky Way, seeing bush medicine from around Broome and learning greetings in Yawuru,… Read more

  • Bustling Broome Senior High School!

    Our visit with the Year 8s at Broome Senior was action packed! We continued to learn more Yawuru from the students, and we got talking about some of the other things people say around Broome. It seems “fountains” were the popular place to grab a drink at school. And despite some uncertainty about what a… Read more

  • A sensational visit to St Mary’s College!

    We had a great afternoon on Friday with the Year 9s at St Mary’s College, who got their tongues wagging along to some MRI clips of some sounds used in English, and beatboxing! It was great to hear about the languages people speak, too. Thanks for having us, St Marys! Read more

  • The Linguistics Roadshow in Broome!

    Last week the Linguistics Roadshow flew up and over to Broome, Western Australia, taking with us a bunch of dazzling facts about language and some of the exciting things we get up to as linguists to share with the Broome locals. Our first stop was Mabu Yawuru Ngan-ga, the Yawuru language centre in Broome, where… Read more

  • A delightful time at Dimboola Memorial College

    Our final stop on this round of the Roadshow: delightful Dimboola, Victoria! We had a great morning on Friday with the Year 7s and 8s at Dimboola Memorial College, who got stuck into some Dyirbal noun classes, and gave us the low-down on lexical choices in Dimboola. We even had time to check out the… Read more

  • A marvellous visit to Murtoa College

    Stop 2 on the Roadshow: marvellous Murtoa College! We had a good yarn with the Year 7s and 8s, and then talked up a storm with the Year 9s and 10s. We learnt an important bit of local lingo: have you tried ‘The Florry‘ (steak, ham and cheese wrapped in bread crumbs and fried)? And… Read more