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Fellow - Australian Academy of the Humanities

Rachel Nordlinger

Date: 20 November 2017

Congratulations to the leader of CoEDL’s Shape of Language Program, CI Rachel Nordlinger (UniMelb), on being elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

President of the Academy, Professor Joy Damousi announced 23 elected fellows today, “I am delighted to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines.”

“Their expertise is central to our capacity to understand and engage with cultures and communities both in Australia and around the world,” Professor Damousi said.

Rachel Nordlinger has made important contributions to the study, description and documentation of indigenous Australian languages, and to the development of linguistic theory in a diverse range of areas across syntax, morphology and semantics. She has a well-established international reputation in theoretical syntax and morphology, with a record of publication in Australian Indigenous languages and linguistic theory.

Over the past 25 years, Rachel has worked with a number of Aboriginal communities to record and preserve their traditional languages and has led collaborations with national and international scholars, with students and with community members, in the development of language documentation methodologies that meet the needs of communities. 

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