Efforts to stimulate greater interest in and appreciation for the language sciences
CoEDL Outreach efforts focused on bringing the Centre’s work to the public, students and speech communities. Our work generated greater interest in and appreciation for the language sciences, engaged with new audiences who could benefit from CoEDL insights and translated the research into real improvements in areas like policy, health and education.
The stories shared below — about the Centre’s flagship outreach award, a discussion group promoting Indigenous knowledge and research, a linguistics-themed escape room for school-aged children, a checklist for assessing language development and efforts to translate research into policy — are a small but diverse sample of this work. Other work included bringing attention to languages and their speakers through involvement in nine art and museum exhibitions [1-9].
Explore the Centre’s Connections for a larger selection of CoEDL outreach activities, including public lectures, community language resources, workshops, exhibitions, briefings, commissioned reports and more.
 the UNESCO Memory of the World in Canberra exhibition (Canberra Museum and Gallery 2016) which featured Glossopticon as a way of visualising the PARADISEC collection https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/6o7WdrLTo9hPw4U (Thieberger 2018)
 mapping words in Indigenous languages in the Blood: Attract and repel https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/QX8XF945aX4uuGd (Science Gallery Melbourne 2017)
 films made for the Western Desert Verbal Arts project in the Living Languages permanent exhibit (co-curated by Inge Kral Museum of Western Australia 2020 and in the Ngurra Exhibition (South Australian Museum 2017)
 travelling exhibition Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality, https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/W7GqZIv95JB4CjUcurated by Brenda L Croft in partnership with Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and Felicity Meakins
 ‘Sydney Speaks’ in the This is a Voice exhibition https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/f25fUjBB8DoR1o0 (Powerhouse Museum 2017-2018)
 Tamarra: Gurindji termite project exhibition The Arthouse Cafe/Gallery at Charles Darwin University August-December 2021 https://scalefreenetwork.com.au/project/tamarra-exhibition-cdu/
 Ankkinyi Apparr, Ankkinyi Mangurr exhibition https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/Bm3nseDlYJZ0nQx (co-curated by Samantha Disbray, Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Indigenous Arts, State Library of South Australia, 2019)
 Nandiri'ba'nya: Language and Country exhibition https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/DvJoTHj2A0aom6z (co-curated by Rachel Hendery, UTS Library 2019)
 the international exhibition Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori at the Fondation Cartier, Paris, 2022.
 Angelo, Denise, O’Shannessy, Carmel, Simpson, Jane, Kral, Inge, Smith, Hilary, and Browne, Emma Clare. 2019. Well-being and Indigenous Language Ecologies (WILE): a strengths-based approach: Literature review, National Indigenous Languages Report, Pillar 2. In Report commissioned by the Australian Federal Government, Department of Communication and the Arts. Canberra: ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australian National University. DOI 10.25911/5dd50865580ea
 Dinku, Yonatan, Markham, Francis, Venn, Danielle, Angelo, Denise, Simpson, Jane, O’Shannessy, Carmel, Hunt, Janet, and Tony Dreise. 2020. Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: Evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014/15. CAEPR Working Paper no. 132/2019. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research: Australian National University, Canberra. DOI 10.25911/5ddb9fd6394e8
 DITRC, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Battin, Jacqueline, Lee, Jason, Marmion, Douglas, Smith, Rhonda, Wang, Tandee, Australian National University, Dinku, Yonatan, Hunt, Janet, Markham, Francis, Angelo, Denise, Browne, Emma, Kral, Inge, O’Shannessy, Carmel, Simpson, Jane, and Smith, Hilary. 2020. National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR). Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, formerly the Department of Communications and the Arts. https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/indigenous-arts-and-languages/national-indigenous-languages-report
 Kral, Inge, Fasoli, Lyn, Smith, Hilary, Meek, Barbra, and Rowena Phair. 2021. A strong start for every Indigenous child. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 251. Paris: OECD Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1787/ebcc34a6-en
 Angelo, Denise, Disbray, Samantha, Singer, Ruth, O'Shannessy, Carmel, Simpson, Jane, Smith, Hilary, Meek, Barbra, and Wigglesworth, Gillian. 2022. Learning (in) Indigenous Languages: Common Ground, Diverse Pathways. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 278. Paris: OECD. https://doi.org/10.1787/e80ad1d4-en