The attempt to save Indigenous languages through technology

In our media age, all we see and do online is defined by the English language.

Much smaller languages like the Indigenous tongue of “Marra” can only deteriorate as the importance of the heritage surrounding that language deteriorates. Last week, the SBS launched “My Grandmother’s Lingo”, an interactive documentary aiming to raise awareness of the decline of smaller languages as well as celebrate Indigenous culture.

Greg Dickson, a Postdoctoral Fellow of Linguistics at The University of Queensland, joined presenter Sam Baran to talk about the importance of language especially in this age of our media driven world.

Producer: Amber Hamilton