Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language ResearchFollow @CoLang2014
Daryn McKenny helped establish and has been the General Manager of the Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre since 2003. He is a passionate Aboriginal person and proudly acknowledges his traditional heritage to the Gamilaraay and Wiradjuri nations. Born and raised on Awabakal country on the east coast of NSW, Australia, Daryn has spent over 10 years in steering the revival of the Awabakal language of that area. He has been instrumental in developing ways of using technology to assist in empowering Indigenous people not only in Australia but worldwide to be hands on at all levels of language activity through the creation of his program, Miromaa. His organisation also organises and hosts the National Puliima Indigenous Language and Technology Forum every two years in Australia and established the “Our Languages” website. Daryn is always looking for innovative methods to help others find ways to stop language loss and in turn capture and disseminate our original languages. Daryn currently is a director of First Languages Australia (FLA), founding steering committee member of the international Consortium for Training in Language Documentation and Conservation (CTLDC) and advisory Circle member for the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang).
CoLang 2014 CourseMiromaa Language Technology Program
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