This book is not technically about Australian languages but is relevant, and should be a great read.
The second volume of ELAP’s Working Papers, Language Documentation and Description (Peter Austin ed.) will be available from March 2005 and can be ordered now.
The volume is a collection of papers dealing with three topics in language documentation:
* training and capacity building for endangered languages communities
* multimedia documentation
Most of the papers arose from workshops held at SOAS in November 2003 and February 2004. They represent important contributions to the theory and practice of the new field of language documentation by some of the leading scholars in the field, along with contributions from younger researchers. The volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with documenting and describing languages.