By Lachlan Mackintosh for ABC Brisbane
There’s a lot to a language, it’s more than just a tool for communication, it’s a social identity.
So when a language disappears, how does it affect the culture attached to it?
The ‘Our Land, Our Languages’ report was released this week, it looked at the role of Indigenous languages in Australia and how they could help strengthen the Aboriginal identify and culture.
Dr Felicity Meakins, a Research Fellow in Linguistics at the University of Queensland, joined the program to talk about the topic.