Six decades, 210 Warlpiri speakers and 11,000 words: how a groundbreaking First Nations dictionary was made
By Carmel OShannessy, Associate Professor of linguistics, Australian National University
Jane Simpson, Professor emerita, Australian National University
Otto Sims Jungarrayi, Warlpiri Indigenous Knowledge Holder, Indigenous Knowledge
The Warlpiri Dictionary has been 60 years in the making – and it’s shortlisted for the 2023 Australian Book Industry Awards, a rarity for a dictionary.
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- Wednesday, May 24, 2023