The Mobile Language Team (University of Adelaide) website aims to provide information, contact details and answers to questions relating to the Aboriginal languages of the state of South Australia.
The State Library has a strong collection of South Australian language materials. Search on, or look for the word 'language' in the subject heading eg. Kokatha language, Kaurna language.
Library guides for individual South Australian communities will include a selection of relevant language materials. eg. Narungga language materials.
For languages from communities outside of South Australia, search the Library Catalogue using the subject headings Australian Languages and Aboriginal Australians Languages with a location keyword, or conduct a keyword search on the language group you are looking for.
When searching for language information remember that language groups may have multiple spellings.
If you are unsure of the language spoken in a specific location, use the resources available on the Maps of Aboriginal Australia page.
Aird, Michael. I know a few words: talking about aboriginal languages, 1996.
Amery, Rob. Warrabarna Kaurna! : reclaiming an Australian language, 2000.
Amery, Rob and Nash, Joshua (eds). Warra wiltaniappendi = Strengthening languages : proceedings of the inaugural Indigenous Languages Conference..., 2007.
Blake, Barry. Australian aboriginal grammar, 1987.
Blake, Barry. Australian Aboriginal languages: a general introduction, 1991.
Dixon, RMW and Blake, Barry (eds). Handbook of Australian languages, 1979-2000.
Foster, Robert, Monaghan, Paul and Mühlhäusler, Peter. Early forms of aboriginal English in South Australia, 1840s-1920s, 2003.
Henderson, John and Nash, David. Culture and heritage : indigenous languages, 1997.
National Indigenous languages survey report 2005. The second survey report Community, identity, wellbeing: the report of the Second National Indigenous Languages Survey (2014) is at AIATSIS or from Researchgate.
Roberts-Thompson, Peter. Australian Aboriginal languages : an annotated selection of old and rare publications, 2017.
Schmidt, Annette. The loss of Australia's Aboriginal language heritage, 1990.
Thieberger, Nick and McGregor, William (eds). Macquarie Aboriginal words : a dictionary of words from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, 1994.
Walsh, Michael and Yallup, Colin (eds). Language and culture in Aboriginal Australia, 1993.
The State Library has a number of electronic resources that are useful for finding articles relating to Aboriginal languages. Some of these resources can only be accessed within the library and others can also be accessed from home by becoming a Home Access User. Relevant resources include:
Australian/New Zealand Reference centre Newspaper and magazine articles from the recent past
Australian Public Affairs Full Text General periodical index
Trove website provides word searchable access to historical Australian newspapers, mostly prior to 1955