5. The history of the relationship between Yolngu Matha and English
This podcast looks at the short linguistic history that exists between English and Yolngu Matha. It explains the difference between tangible and intangible language and how this affects Yolngu education. It also discusses the lack of useful dictionaries for Yolngu Matha to English, specifically for academic and intellectual language.




There are 2 stories in this podcast. Please see time stamps below-

  • Short Linguistic history Yolngu Matha & English 0:00
  • Year 12 students don’t understand academic English.  7:12
  • Young Yolngu children not learning Academic English – does this contribute to issues with drugs?  14:40