Koorie perspective on post-European contact history showing destructive force of English language, imperialism and European social philosophies on Aboriginal culture through massacres, loss of religion through introduction of Christian missions, exploitation of workers in pastoral industry, removal of children to institutions and foster families according to assimilation policy; discusses domination of English in bilingual education, inappropriateness of Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities to test Aboriginal language ability, funding of Australian languages in national language policy prejudiced through lack of consultation with Aboriginal Languages Association, discrimination against Aboriginal applicants for government jobs, unsuitability of ATSIC electoral system; Appendices; lists of missions and reserves, note on linguistic skills of Lutheran missionaries, comparison with North American situation, statement on language and power by Munduwuy (Mandawuy) Bakamana Yunupingu and national language policy papers.
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Book Description University of Queensland Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110702224979