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Brandon is a PhD candidate in the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts, and Society. Brandon has a background in teaching English as a second language and a Master of Applied Linguistics focusing on endangered language vitality. Prior to commencing his PhD studies, he worked at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre in Kununurra, Western Australia. At Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring, Brandon facilitated the Miriwoong Language Nest Program, a program that teaches the Miriwoong language to school children at early childhood education centres and primary schools in Kununurra.
Brandon’s current PhD research investigates ways of understanding how language revitalisation programs work in Australian contexts, redefining success of language revitalisation efforts in terms of how language communities see the future of their languages, and co-designing language learning programs with language communities. His research interests are sociolinguistics, endangered language vitality, community-led language revitalisation, language learning, second language acquisition, and creoles and mixed languages.
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