Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Recognise that languages change over time

[Key concepts: regional languages, language shift, language loss, borrowing and relatedness; Key processes: identifying, recognising]

 (ACLFWU104)

Elaborations
  • identifying words that are the same as or similar to words in neighbouring languages
  • understanding ways in which languages influence one another, for example, language shift, language loss, shared writing systems and concepts, loan words
  • discussing loan words that have been incorporated from other languages to describe new concepts, for example, words for new things, including technological innovations
  • understanding that language and culture together continually change as a result of contact with other languages and cultures
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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