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dc.contributor.advisorBaker, Sarah
dc.contributor.advisorGrant, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Candaceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:16:20Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:16:20Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365270
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of Indigenous language and identity for Australian Indigenous children is vital. Despite this there has been little research into the effects that living culture practice affords Australian Indigenous children through learning heritage language. Yarrabil (to sing) is one way in which Indigenous youth can participate in learning Indigenous language. Through a series of surveys, wula bora (focus group) sessions, interviews and reflections, the jarjum (children) of the Yugambeh language region assisted to discover how the process of participation in an urban Aboriginal children’s language choir can play an integral part in youth leadership, language acquisition, well-being (self-efficacy), and Identity and Aboriginality. The research also demonstrates how a language choir can safe-guard language and culture whilst building socio-cultural capital within an Indigenous community. The National Indigenous Languages Survey Report of 2005 listed the Aboriginal language Yugambeh of the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim regions of South-East Queensland, Australia as endangered. This thesis investigates an alternate way to girrebba (wake up) a sleeping language and engage youth in the process of learning their heritage language. The ‘Yugambeh Language and Song project’ provides academic knowledge in a relatively unstudied field, supports living culture practice and provides a model to assist other Indigenous communities to sing their language alive.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsIndigenous language, Aboriginal Australiansen_US
dc.subject.keywordsYugambeh Language and Song Projecten_US
dc.subject.keywordsChoirs, Aboriginal Australiansen_US
dc.subject.keywordsThe National Indigenous Languages Survey Report of 2005en_US
dc.subject.keywordsEndangered indigenous languages, Aboriginal Australiansen_US
dc.subject.keywordsYugambeh Youth Choiren_US
dc.titleIn The Bora Ring: Yugambeh Language and Song Project - An Investigation into the Effects of Participation in the ‘Yugambeh Youth Choir’, an Aboriginal Language Choir for Urban Indigenous Childrenen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1504745349026en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (Masters)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramMaster of Arts Research (MARes)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Humanities, Languages and Social Scienceen_US
gro.griffith.authorKruger, Candace


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