Meet the 2016 ANU Summer Scholars

In partnership with the Australian National University, the second Summer Scholar program is running from 21 November 2016 to 20 January 2017. 

Saliha Muradoglu

Saliha Muradoglu

  • Institution: Australian National University

Saliha will be working on developing part of a TAP project for a morphologically rich Papuan language, Nen. Nen possesses intricate morphology, with over 7000 inflectional forms of a transitive verb. The task of this project would be to tally the occurrence frequency of inflected word forms from the recorded data using ELAN, so as to establish a frequency curve for words in the corpus, which can be used to determine how many words need to be ‘soundbanked’ at different percentages of coverage. Larger recurring chunks will also be investigated if time permits. I am particularly keen to be part of this project as it allows me to connect both of the interests: linguistics and mathematics. It would be a great opportunity to learn linguistic-specific skills whilst contributing with my existing skill set. Saliha will be supervised by Nick Evans.

Sulenna Nicholson

Sulenna Nicholson

  • Institution: Australian National University

Sulenna will be working on online interactive communication experiments - using simple abstract information transfer experiments to study how novel communication systems are developed in a variety of contexts. She will be supervised by Matthew Spike.

Lauren Reed

Lauren Reed

  • Institution: Australian National University

Lauren will be working on the Western Desert Verbal Arts project which relates to her research interests in Indigenous languages and their documentation. She is an Auslan speaker and will be focusing on Ngaanyatjarra sign language. Lauren will be supervised by Inge Kral, Lizzie Ellis and Jane Simpson.

Nay San

Nay San

  • Institution: Macquarie University

Nay will be working with Jane Simpson on the Warumungu corpus/dictionary/grammar project.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University

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