Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Malcolm, I. (1995). Language and communication enhancement for two-way education : report. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan Uinversity.


Indigenous Australians command many languages including autochthonous (Indigenous) and contact languages (creoles and Aboriginal English). This project is concerned with the majority who speak English, especially those who speak English as a first language, in an Aboriginal English variety. The project was developed by Edith Cowan University in cooperation with the Education Department of Western Australia as a response to an increasing demand from teachers of Indigenous students for help in providing for their needs as speakers of Aboriginal English. It was funded from the DEBT National Priority (Reserve) Fund to enable the University to develop course modules in Aboriginal Education.