In August 2017 Margaret Carew and Jenny Green presented at the International Conference on Minority Languages in Jväskylä, Finland.
This film is exported from the slides from that talk.
Ngaanyatjarra linguist Lizzie Ellis explains how different sized lizards are signed. She uses the same basic hand shape for, with size indicated by the amount of spread of the fingers and the amount of hand movement.
Ngaanyatjarra linguist Lizzie Ellis describes the way that Ngaanyatjarra people use the word ngaltutjarra to express empathy. People say this word with a particular quality of voice, and use mouth and eye expressions alongside.
Recorded in 2012, with Gail Woods and Margaret Carew.
Filmed during the Sign Languages workshop at the WANALA meeting, Alice Springs in May-June 2016.
In this film, April Pengart Campbell and Clarrie Kemarr Long use speech and sign to discuss some of the ways that Anmatyerr people use sign language. This film was made by Jenny Green and linked to a story on Indigenous Language projects written by Amanda Burdon for Australian Geographic magazine in 2014.
The video work features the Pitjantjatjara Senior Law Woman and artist Tjukaparti James from Docker River, Northern Territory. The hand signs she uses are Pitjantjatjara. She uses hand signs to express: kangaroo, swimming, bush turkey, emu, man, woman….
This film is called Mwekel mern cake arlkwem ‘Mum eats cake’. Eileen Pwerrerl Campbell demonstrates the signs for CAKE and BISCUIT, along with MWEK / MOTHER, MERN / FOOD and ARLKWEM / EAT. CAKE has a similar handshape to MWEK / MOTHER, but Eileen shows how these two signs are different.
In this video, April Campbell and Clarrie Long talk about their community at Ti Tree in Central Australia. They describe some reasons why iltyem-iltyem ‘sign language’ is an important part of communication for Anmatyerr people.