Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre

‘Word Creation in Goldfields Languages’ research paper release

GALCAC is pleased to release a new paper on the word creation processes used traditionally in Goldfields languages.

‘Word Creation in Goldfields Languages’ is a new paper by Jackie Coffin and Sue Hanson, June 2022, based on research on 3 languages of the region.

This paper documents a study into the processes used by 3 Goldfields Aboriginal languages to create new words in the language.

Understanding this process will assist language speakers  to create new words where they have been lost due to linguicide.

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