The Iltyem-iltyem project is part of the Northern Territory Language Support Program, at the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute. NT Language Support is funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program (ILA).
The project has been made possible through a partnership between Batchelor Institute and Dr Jennifer Green, postdoctoral fellow in the Research Unit for Indigenous Language, University of Melbourne. Dr Green’s postdoctoral work is supported by the Australian Research Council and the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Program (ELDP). The recordings made by the Iltyem-iltyem project are archived at the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Archive, and also at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
The Iltyem-iltyem project acknowledges the valuable contribution by sign language consultants and facilitators from the following community teams:
Ti Tree – Anmatyerr and Warlpiri
April Pengart Campbell, Clarrie Kemarr Long, Eileen Pwerrerl Campbell, Molly Napurrurla Presley, June Nakamarra Ross, Marie Nakamarra Long, Kwementyay Pengart Campbell, Seraphina Presley, Helen Nakamarra Long
Wilora – Anmatyerr and Kaytetye
Janie Mpetyane, Gracie Mpetyan, Hilda Ngamperle, Amy Ngamperle, Elsie Numina, Eileen Mpetyane, Rachel Dinnie, Lucy Price
Yuelamu – Anmatyerr
Jack Cook, Lily Stafford, Patsy Morton, David McCormack, Rosina McCormack
Utopia – Anmatyerr and Alyawarr
Katie Kemarr Morton, Mary Kemarr Morton, Lena Pwerl, Lena Skinner, Mavis Penangk, Rosie Ngwarray Kunoth, Dorothy Kemarr Kunoth, Lucky Kngwarray
Tjukurla – Ngaanyatjarra
Willowra – Warlpiri
Lucy Nampijinpa Brown, Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, Marilyn Nampijinpa Brown, Julie Napaljarri Kitson, Helen Naparrurla Morton, Lillian Nakamarra Long, Janelle Naparrurla Ross and Cecilia Nampijinpa Martin.
Project linguists: Dr Jenny Green, University of Melbourne, Gail Woods, Margaret Carew
Consultant Anthropologist: Petronella Varzon-Morel
Website design and development: Ben Foley
Project management: Margaret Carew
Images and artworks:
Camera: Jenny Green, Margaret Carew
Illustrations from the IAD Press Picture Dictionary series are used with permission from the Institute of Aboriginal Development and the individual artists – Jenny Green, Jenny Taylor and Christine Bruderlin.
Photographs: Margaret Carew and Jenny Green, unless acknowledged otherwise
Ti Tree school staff and students
Yuelamu school staff and students
Batchelor Institute Division of Research, Teaching and Learning
Institute for Aboriginal Development, Alice Springs
Peter Stephenson (Batchelor Institute, Division of Research, Teaching and Learning)
David Nash (Australian National University)
Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne)
Adam Schembri (Latrobe University)
David Nathan (ELDP)
We wish to also acknowledge the compilers of the following dictionaries, and the people who contributed their knowledge to them. We have used them as resources for sign identifications and speech translations.
Glass, A., & Hackett, D. (2003). Ngaanyatjarra-Ngaatjatjarra to English dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Green, J. (2003). Central Anmatyerr Picture Dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Green, J. (2009). Central and Eastern Anmatyerr to English Dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Turpin, M., & Ross, A. (2012). Kaytetye to English Dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
The Warlpiri Dictionary Project and Kirrkirr.