Top End Linguistic Circle

Top End Linguistic Circle

The Top End Linguistic Circle (TELC) is an informal association of linguists and other language workers in the ‘Top End’ of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has held a couple of meetings or workshops almost every year since it began in the 1970s. Meetings are organised by local TELC members, often scheduled to enable visiting linguists to give presentations.

Next event

A TELC seminar will be held on Thursday 24th February 2021 from 2-4pm at Charles Darwin University. See meeting details.

The presenter is Professor Michael Walsh, who will speak on the topic “Christianity in Indigenous Australia: Linguistic Adaptations to an Exotic Spirituality”.

Professor Walsh has been dedicated to working with Australian Aboriginal languages for about 45 years. He has worked and published extensively on documenting and revitalizing these languages, especially in the Northern Territory and New South Wales. His research interests include lexical semantics, cross-cultural pragmatics, language and identity, language and law, linguistic geography, language revitalization, song language and other expressive uses of language. He is currently affiliated with AIATSIS, the University of Sydney and the Australian National University among others ...  read more.

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Last modified 17th February 2021

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