2022 Australian Languages Workshop (ALW)

The Australian Languages Workshop (ALW) is the annual meeting of linguists and language practitioners researching, revitalising and advocating for First Nations languages. Next year, ALW will be held on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) which is the lands of the Quandamooka Peoples.

The workshop will take place at the University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station, 8 -10 July 2022.

We’re excited to have two plenaries from Glenda Haward-Nalder and Libby Harward (on Friday) and Clark Webb (on Saturday). 

Glenda Harward-Nalder and Libby Harward are a language expert and artist who are descendants of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) Area. They will speak on Ngugi Bajara (Ngugi Footsteps) - a series of site-specific installations with sound works incorporating Indigenous languages.

Clark Webb is a Gumbaynggirr man who is the execuative officer of Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation which runs the Gumbaynggirr Giigana Freedom School, among other language and culture initiatives. He will present on Gumbaynggirr Daari: The Development of Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School, the First Bilingual School Featuring an Aboriginal Language in NSW. 

Friday night will be a reception and resource launch(es) at the North Stradbroke Island Museum.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University