Sep 12, 2013

A University of Melbourne researcher has helped develop the first online dictionary of sign languages used by Indigenous communities across central Australia.

The dictionary includes several hundred videos of hand-signs and other sign-actions used by Anmatyerr speakers from Ti Tree in the Northern Territory, and by the Ngaanyatjarra people in the Western Desert of Western Australia.
Dr Jenny Green—from the University of Melbourne's Research Unit for Indigenous Language —said signing was a crucial but endangered style of communication in Indigenous communities...
via Phys.org

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