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Amanda Hamilton scoops two scholarships in a giant yellow truck

Date: 30 March 2015

Congratulations to CoEDL PhD student Amanda Hamilton who has won a an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a UQ Centennial Scholarship (IPRS/UQCent). Amanda will be joining the Centre team studying a youth variety of an Aboriginal language. She brings a wealth of experience in the field linguistics. Originally from the United States, she completed a BA in English at Georgetown University (BA in English) and an MA in Linguistics --Endangered Language Documentation and Conservation at the University of Hawaii. In 2010 she assisted with the Alor and Pantar Languages Project, helping collect data for research on the historical relationships among the languages spoken on Alor and Pantar islands in eastern Indonesia. Her involvement with Australian Aboriginal languages began in 2011, when she moved to Port Hedland in northwestern WA to work as a linguist at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.

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