Chief Investigators

Anthony Angwin Doctor

Anthony Angwin

Anthony Angwin's research interests are centred around the investigation of neurogenic communication disorders.

Anthony is a speech pathologist and senior lecturer conducting research on psycholinguistics and neurogenic communication disorders. In particular, his research interests are focussed upon the investigation of communication impairments associated with Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia.

Recent Publications

  1. White noise facilitates new word learning

    Bibliography

    Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, Pablo Ripolles, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Wendy Arnott, Robert Barry, Bonnie Cheng, Kimberley Garden, and David Copland. 2019. "White noise facilitates new word learning." Brain and Language. 199: doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104699.

  2. Conversational trouble and repair in dementia: Revision of an existing coding framework’

    Bibliography

    Rachel Sluis, Alana Campbell, Cristina Atay, Erin Conway, Zaneta Mok, Anthony Angwin, Helen Chenery, and Brooke-Mai Whelan. 2019. "Conversational trouble and repair in dementia: Revision of an existing coding framework’." Journal of Communication Disorders. 81: 105912.

  3. Source activity during emotion processing and its relationship to cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease

    Bibliography

    Kartik Iyer, Tiffany Au, Anthony Angwin, David Copland, and Nadeeka Dissanayaka. 2019. "Source activity during emotion processing and its relationship to cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease." Journal of Affective Disorders. 253: 327-335.

  4. Depression symptomatology correlates with event-related potentials in Parkinson’s disease: an affective priming study

    Bibliography

    Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Tiffany Au, Anthony Angwin, Kartik Iyer, John O'Sullivan, Gerard Byrne, Peter Silburn, Rodney Marsh, George Mellick, and David Copland. 2019. "Depression symptomatology correlates with event-related potentials in Parkinson’s disease: an affective priming study." Journal of Affective Disorders. 245: 897-904.

  5. Semantic processing in children with cochlear implants: Evidence from event-related potentials

    Bibliography

    Nicola Bell, Anthony Angwin, Wendy Arnott, and Wayne Wilson. 2019. "Semantic processing in children with cochlear implants: Evidence from event-related potentials." Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 1-15. doi: DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2019.1592119.

Anne Cutler Distinguished Professor

Anne Cutler

Anne Cutler studied languages and psychology at the Universities of Melbourne, Berlin and Bonn, taught German at Monash University, but embraced psycholinguistics as soon as it emerged as an independent sub-discipline, taking a PhD in the subject at the University of Texas. Postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Sussex University followed, and from 1982 to 1993 a staff position at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge. In 1993 she became a director at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, a post she held till 2013. She was also professor of comparative psycholinguistics at the Radboud University Nijmegen from 1995 to 2013, and, from 2006 to 2013, part-time Research Professor in MARCS Auditory Laboratories. In 2013 she took up a full-time position at the MARCS Institute.

Recent Publications

  1. A criterial interlocutor tally for successful talker adaptation?

    Bibliography

    Anne Cutler, Ann Burchfield, and Mark Antoniou. 2019. "A criterial interlocutor tally for successful talker adaptation?". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  2. Prosodic structural effects on coarticulatory vowel nasalization in Australian English in comparison to American English

    Bibliography

    Hyunjung Joo, Jiyoung Jang, Sahyang Kim, Taehong Cho, and Anne Cutler. 2019. "Prosodic structural effects on coarticulatory vowel nasalization in Australian English in comparison to American English". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  3. The dynamics of lexical activation and competition in bilinguals' first versus second language

    Bibliography

    Laurence Bruggeman, and Anne Cutler. 2019. "The dynamics of lexical activation and competition in bilinguals' first versus second language". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019, 1342-1346. Canberra.

  4. Commentary on “Interaction in Spoken Word Recognition Models”

    Bibliography

    Dennis Norris, James McQueen, and Anne Cutler. 2018. "Commentary on “Interaction in Spoken Word Recognition Models”." Frontiers in Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01568.

  5. Individual Differences in Infant Speech Segmentation: Achieving the Lexical Shift

    Bibliography

    Evan Kidd, Caroline Junge, Tara Spokes, Lauren Morrison, and Anne Cutler. 2018. "Individual Differences in Infant Speech Segmentation: Achieving the Lexical Shift." Infancy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12256.

Paola Escudero Professor

Paola Escudero

Paola Escudero is based at The MARCS Institute. Her main interest within CoEDL is on how the learning of phonetic detail takes place in multilingual communities. She collaborates with CI Kidd (Processing) on statistical learning in monolingual and bilingual infants, with CI Fletcher (Processing/Shape) on comparing Australian English accents, with AI Byrd (Technology Thread) and Postdoc Ellison (Shape) on an app that can be used to collect processing data in the field, and with PhD Kashima, Postdocs Ellison and Schokkin (Shape) on the phonetic description of PNG languages. Paola’s team is also collaborating with CIs Rumsey and Wigglesworth’s teams (Learning) on adapting laboratory methods for testing processing questions in the field, as well as with Postdoc Durantin (Evolution) on EEG analysis techniques that can be applied to individual language learners. Paola was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship which she started in 2017.

Recent Publications

  1. Vowel acoustics of Nungon, Papua New Guinea

    Bibliography

    Hannah Sarvasy, Jaydene Elvin, Weicong Li, and Paola Escudero. 2019. "Vowel acoustics of Nungon, Papua New Guinea". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  2. Multidimensional variation in English diphthongs

    Bibliography

    Daniel Williams, Jaydene Elvin, Paola Escudero, and Admantios Gafos. 2019. "Multidimensional variation in English diphthongs". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  3. Non-native vowel perception in a $IAX task: The effects of acoustic distance.

    Bibliography

    Alba Tuuninetti, James Whang, and Paola Escudero. 2019. "Non-native vowel perception in a $IAX task: The effects of acoustic distance.". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  4. Detecting phonetic variation versus phonemic differences

    Bibliography

    Daniel Williams, and Paola Escudero. 2019. "Detecting phonetic variation versus phonemic differences". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  5. Cross-Linguistic Influence in Second Language Speech: Implications for Learning and Teaching

    Bibliography

    Elvin, Jayden, and Escudero, Paola. 2019. "Cross-Linguistic Influence in Second Language Speech: Implications for Learning and Teaching". In Cross-Linguistic Influence: From Empirical Evidence to Classroom Practice, 1-20. Cham: Springer.

Bethwyn Evans Doctor

Bethwyn Evans

Bethwyn Evans’s research is focused on language change and language contact, and the role that linguistics plays in understanding our non-linguistic past. She predominantly works on Austronesian and Papuan languages in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Beth collaborates with Simon Greenhill on exploring the links between micro- and macro-level processes of language evolution.

Recent Publications

  1. Maternal History of Oceania from Complete mtDNA Genomes: Contrasting Ancient Diversity with Recent Homogenization Due to the Austronesian Expansion

    Bibliography

    Ana Duggan, Bethwyn Evans, Francoise Friedlaender, Jonathan Friedlaender, George Koki, D Andrew Merriwether, Manfred Kayser, and Mark Stoneking. 2014. "Maternal History of Oceania from Complete mtDNA Genomes: Contrasting Ancient Diversity with Recent Homogenization Due to the Austronesian Expansion." American Journal of Human Genetics. 94 (5): 721-733. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.03.014.

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    Bibliography

    Claire Bowern, and Bethwyn Evans. 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Abingdon, UK and New York, USA : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

  3. The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia

    Bibliography

    Stebbins, T, Evans, Bethwyn, and Terrill, A. 2017. "The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia". In The Languages and Linguistics of New Guinea: A Comprehensive Guide, 775-894. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

  4. Demographic correlates of language diversity

    Bibliography

    Greenhill, Simon, Bowern, Claire, and Evans, Bethwyn. 2015. "Demographic correlates of language diversity". In The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics,

Nicholas Evans Distinguished Professor

Nicholas Evans

Nicholas (‘Nick’) Evans is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. His central research focus is the diversity of human language and what this can tell us about the nature of language, culture, deep history, and the possibilities of the human mind. His 2010 book Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us sets out a broad program for the field’s engagement with the planet’s dwindling linguistic diversity. Nick has carried out fieldwork on several languages of Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, particularly Kayardild, Bininj Gun-wok, Dalabon, Ilgar, Iwaidja, Marrku and Nen, with published grammars of Kayardild (1995) and Bininj Gun-wok (2003), and dictionaries of Kayardild (1992) and Dalabon (2004). His ARC Laureate Project The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity examines how microvariation at speech community level relates to macro-diversity of languages and language families, and he is leading a team in a cross-linguistic study of how diverse grammars underpin social cognition.

Recent Publications

  1. Linguistic divergence under contact

    Bibliography

    Evans, Nicholas. 2019. "Linguistic divergence under contact". In Historical Linguistics 2015. Selected papers from the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Naples, 27-31 July 2015, 563-591. John Benjamins.

  2. Australia and New Guinea: Sundered hemi-continents of sound

    Bibliography

    Nicholas Evans. 2019. "Australia and New Guinea: Sundered hemi-continents of sound". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

  3. Nen dictionary

    Bibliography

    Nicholas Evans. 2019. "Nen dictionary." Dictionaria. 8: 1-4997.

  4. Waiting for the word: distributed deponency and the semantic interpretation of number in the Nen verb

    Bibliography

    Evans, Nicholas. 2019. "Waiting for the word: distributed deponency and the semantic interpretation of number in the Nen verb". In Morphological Perspectives: Papers Honours of Greville G. Corbett, 100-123. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  5. Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity

    Bibliography

    Marco Túlio Pacheco Coelho, Elisa Barreto Pereira, Hannah Haynie, Thiago Rangel, Patrick Kavanagh, Kathryn Kirby, Simon Greenhill, Claire Bowern, Russell Gray, Robert Colwell, Nicholas Evans, and Michael Gavin. 2019. "Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286 (1889) doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0242.

Janet Fletcher Associate Professor

Janet Fletcher

Janet Fletcher is Professor of Phonetics in the School of Languages and Linguistics. She has held previous appointments at the University of Edinburgh, the Ohio State University, and Macquarie University. Her research interests include phonetic theory, laboratory phonology, prosodic phonology, articulatory and acoustic modelling of prosodic effects in various languages. She is currently working on phonetic variation, and prosody, and intonation in Indigenous Australian languages and has commenced projects on selected languages of Oceania. She is a member of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language in the School of Languages and Linguistics.

Recent Publications

  1. Prosodically conditioned consonant duration in Djambarrpuyŋu

    Bibliography

    Kathleen Jepson, Janet Fletcher, and Hywel Stoakes. 2019. "Prosodically conditioned consonant duration in Djambarrpuyŋu." Special issue of Language and Speech: Prosodic prominence - a cross-linguistic perspective.

  2. Acoustic correlates of the French Accentual Phrase in Lifou (New Caledonia)

    Bibliography

    Catalina Torress Orjuela, Janet Fletcher, and Gillian Wigglesworth. 2018. "Acoustic correlates of the French Accentual Phrase in Lifou (New Caledonia)". In Proceddings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 636-640.

  3. Australian English: Pronunciation and Transcription

    Bibliography

    Felicity Cox, and Janet Fletcher. 2017. Australian English: Pronunciation and Transcription. Port Melbourne, Victoria : Cambridge University Press.

  4. Leaders and Followers: Uptalk and speaker role in map tasks in New Zealand English and Australian English

    Bibliography

    Janet Fletcher, and Warren Fletcher. 2016. "Leaders and Followers: Uptalk and speaker role in map tasks in New Zealand English and Australian English." New Zealand English Journal. 29-30: 77-93.

  5. Can you t[æ]ll I’m from M[æ]lbourne? An overview of the DRESS and TRAP vowels before /l/ as a regional accent marker in Australian English

    Bibliography

    Deborah Loakes, John Hajek, and Janet Fletcher. 2017. "Can you t[æ]ll I’m from M[æ]lbourne? An overview of the DRESS and TRAP vowels before /l/ as a regional accent marker in Australian English." English Worldwide. 38 (1): 29-49. doi: 10.1075/eww.38.1.03loa.

Caroline Jones Professor

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones' research focuses on how we can increase the success and sustainability of Aboriginal language revitalization initiatives, how we can improve early language assessment and intervention, and what strategies support communication with elderly people. She is also interested in ways of making research more efficient and more accessible or participatory with new technology and is Deputy Leader of the CoEDL Future Technologies Thread.

Recent Publications

  1. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger, and Caroline Jones. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy. ACT : ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

  2. Bilingualism, language shift and the corresponding expansion of spatial cognitive systems

    Bibliography

    Felicity Meakins, Caroline Jones, and Cassandra Algy. 2016. "Bilingualism, language shift and the corresponding expansion of spatial cognitive systems." Language Sciences. 54: 1-13. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2015.06.002.

  3. F4, a simple interface for efficient annotation

    Bibliography

    Caroline Jones, and Amit German. 2016. "F4, a simple interface for efficient annotation." Language Documentation & Conservation. 10: 347-355.

  4. Pre-service teachers’ knowledge of language concepts: relationships to field experiences

    Bibliography

    Caroline Jones, and Deborah Tetley. 2014. "Pre-service teachers’ knowledge of language concepts: relationships to field experiences." Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. 19 (1): 17-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2014.891530.

Felicity Meakins Associate Professor

Felicity Meakins

Felicity Meakins specialises in the documentation of Australian languages in the Victoria River District in northern Australia and the effect of English on Indigenous languages. She has worked as a community linguist and academic, facilitating language revitalisation programs, consulting on Native Title claims and conducting research into Indigenous languages. This work has provided the basis for Case-Marking in Contact (Benjamins, 2011), Bilinarra, Gurindji and Malngin Plants and Animals (NT-LRM, 2012), Gurindji to English Dictionary (Batchelor Press, 2013), Bilinarra to English Dictionary (Batchelor Press, 2013), A Grammar of Bilinarra (with Rachel Nordlinger, Mouton, 2014), Kawarla: How to Make a Coolamon (Batchelor Press, 2015), Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation (edited with Carmel O'Shannessy, Mouton, 2016) and Yijarni: True Stories from Gurindji Country (edited with Erika Charola, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016).

Recent Publications

  1. Mudburra to English Dictionary

    Bibliography

    Rebecca Green, Jennifer Green, Amanda Hamilton-Hollaway, Felicity Meakins, David Osgarby, and Rob Pensalfini. 2019. Mudburra to English Dictionary. Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press.

  2. Morphology

    Bibliography

    Meakins, Felicity. 2019. "Morphology". In Language Contact: An International Handbook, 63-75. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  3. Gender lender: Noun borrowings between Jingulu and Mudburra in northern Australia

    Bibliography

    Rob Pensalfini, and Felicity Meakins. 2019. "Gender lender: Noun borrowings between Jingulu and Mudburra in northern Australia." Journal of Language Contact. 12 (2): 444-482.

  4. The birth of a new language does not favour simplification

    Bibliography

    Felicity Meakins, Xia Hua, Cassandra Algy, and Lindell Bromham. 2019. "The birth of a new language does not favour simplification." Language. 95 (2): 294-332.

  5. Karu: Growing Up Gurindji

    Bibliography

    Violet Wadrill, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd, and Felicity Meakins. 2019. Karu: Growing Up Gurindji. Melbourne : Spinifex Press.

Rachel Nordlinger Professor

Rachel Nordlinger

Rachel Nordlinger is the Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language in the School of Languages and Linguistics. Rachel’s research centres around the description and documentation of Australia's indigenous languages, and she has worked with the Bilinarra, Wambaya, Gudanji, Murrinhpatha and Marri Ngarr communities to record and preserve their traditional languages. She has also published on syntactic and morphological theory, and in particular the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of Australian Aboriginal languages. She is the author of numerous academic articles in international journals, and five books, including A Grammar of Wambaya (Pacific Linguistics, 1998), Constructive Case: Evidence from Australian languages (CSLI Publications, 1998) and A Grammar of Bilinarra (Mouton de Gruyter, 2014, coauthored with Dr. Felicity Meakins). She is co-editor (with Harold Koch) of The Languages and Linguistics of Australia (Mouton de Gruyter, 2014).

Recent Publications

  1. Morphology in LFG and HPSG

    Bibliography

    Nordlinger, Rachel, and Sadler, Louisa. 2019. "Morphology in LFG and HPSG". In The Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory, London: Oxford University Press.

  2. Morphology in LFG and HPSG

    Bibliography

    Sadler, Louisa, and Nordlinger, Rachel. 2019. "Morphology in LFG and HPSG". In Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory, 212-243. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  3. Prominent possessor indexing in Gurindji

    Bibliography

    Bond, Oliver, Meakins, Felicity, and Nordlinger, Rachel. 2019. "Prominent possessor indexing in Gurindji". In Prominent internal possessors, 80-106. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  4. An investigation of the impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children in remote Indigenous communities of Australia

    Bibliography

    Suzy Macqueen, Ute Knoch, Gillian Wigglesworth, Rachel Nordlinger, Tim McNamara, and Rhianna Brickle. 2018. "An investigation of the impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children in remote Indigenous communities of Australia." Language Testing. doi: DOI: 10.1177/0265532218775758.

  5. The impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children and teaching staff in remote Australian Indigenous communities

    Bibliography

    Susy Macqueen, Ute Knoch, Gillian Wigglesworth, Rachel Nordlinger, Ruth Singer, Tim McNamara, and Rhianna Brickle. 2018. "The impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children and teaching staff in remote Australian Indigenous communities." Language Testing. doi: doi:10.1177/0265532218775758.

Alan Rumsey Emeritus Professor

Alan Rumsey

Alan Rumsey is a Professor of Anthropology in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. His research fields are Highland New Guinea and Aboriginal Australia, with a focus on speech genres and relations among language, culture and intersubjectivity. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a past president of the Australian Anthropological Society and the co-convenor of the ANU Pacific Institute. He is currently involved in collaboration with CoEDL Affiliate Francesca Merlan on a major research project on ‘Children’s Language Learning and the Development of Intersubjectivity’, for which he was funded by an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award during 2013-16, and in collaboration with CoEDL Affiliate Lauren Reed on a study of a sign language in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea that is used in communication with deaf people.

Recent Publications

  1. Intersubjectivity and engagement in Ku Waru

    Bibliography

    Alan Rumsey. 2019. "Intersubjectivity and engagement in Ku Waru." Open Linguistics. 5: 49-68.

  2. Melanesia as a zone of linguistic diversity

    Bibliography

    Rumsey, Alan. 2019. "Melanesia as a zone of linguistic diversity". In The Melanesian World, 110-125. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis.

  3. The sociocultural dynamics of indigenous multilingualism in northwestern Australia

    Bibliography

    Alan Rumsey. 2018. "The sociocultural dynamics of indigenous multilingualism in northwestern Australia." Language & Communication. 62: 91-101.

  4. The Sociocultural Dynamics of Indigenous Multilingualism in Northwestern Australia

    Bibliography

    Alan Rumsey. 2018. "The Sociocultural Dynamics of Indigenous Multilingualism in Northwestern Australia." Language and Communication. 1-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2018.04.011.

  5. Dependency and relative determination in language acquisition: The case of Ku Waru

    Bibliography

    Rumsey, Alan. 2017. "Dependency and relative determination in language acquisition: The case of Ku Waru". In Dependencies in Language: On the Causal Ontology of Linguistic Systems, 97-114. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Jane Simpson Professor

Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson has carried out fieldwork on Indigenous Australian languages since 1979, and is Chair of Indigenous Linguistics at the ANU. Jane has worked collaboratively on numerous Indigenous language resources: the Warlpiri dictionary with Affiliate Mary Laughren; Ngaanyatjarra speech register corpus with postdoctoral fellow Inge Kral, and Affiliates Jenny Green and Lizzy Ellis; a Warumungu dictionary and corpus with postdoctoral fellow Samantha Disbray; and with Affiliates Rob Amery and Maryanne Gale on a Ngarrindjeri text corpus. She is also working with CI Gillian Wigglesworth on the language learning experience of Indigenous school children. As Chair of the CoEDL Education Sub-committee, she helps draw together HDR training and other education initiatives, which include the University Languages Portal of Australia.

Recent Publications

  1. Languages past and present

    Bibliography

    Simpson, Jane, McConvell, Patrick, and Thieberger, Nick. 2019. "Languages past and present". In Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, 76-85. Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

  2. Pre-stopping in Arabana

    Bibliography

    Mark Harvey, Nay San, Margaret Carew,, Sydney Strangways, Jane Simpson, and Clara Stockigt. 2019. "Pre-stopping in Arabana." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 39 (4)

  3. Census data on Australian Languages

    Bibliography

    Simpson, Jane, Angelo, Denise, Browne, Emma, Kral, Inge, Markham, Francis, O'Shannessy, Carmel, and Venn, Danielle. 2018. "Census data on Australian Languages". In Endangered languages and the land: Mapping landscapes of multilingualis, 115-120. London: FEL & EL Publishing.

  4. Why women botanists outnumbered women linguists in nineteenth century Australia

    Bibliography

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  5. Language diversity in Indigenous Australia in the 21st century

    Bibliography

    Jane Simpson, and Gillian Wigglesworth. 2018. "Language diversity in Indigenous Australia in the 21st century." Current issues in Language Planning. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2018.1503389.

Kim Sterelny Professor

Kim Sterelny

Kim Sterelny's main research interests are Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Psychology and Philosophy of Mind. He is the author of The Representational Theory of Mind and the co-author of Language and Reality (with Michael Devitt) and Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology (with Paul Griffiths). He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In addition to philosophy, Kim spends his time eating curries, drinking red wine, bushwalking and bird watching. Kim has been a Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and at Cal Tech and the University of Maryland, College Park, in the USA.

Recent Publications

  1. Michael Devitt, Cultural Evolution and the Division of Linguistic Labour

    Bibliography

    Sterelny, Kim. 2019. "Michael Devitt, Cultural Evolution and the Division of Linguistic Labour". In Language and Reality From a Naturalistic Perspective: Themes From Michael Devitt, Springer.

  2. In press: Religion: Costs, Signals, and the Neolithic Transition

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2019. "In press: Religion: Costs, Signals, and the Neolithic Transition." Religion, Brain and Behavior.

  3. Afterwords: Hard problems, Tough Questions, Incremental Progress

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2019. "Afterwords: Hard problems, Tough Questions, Incremental Progress." Topics in Cognitive Science. 1-18. doi: DOI: 10.1111/tops.12427.

  4. Why Reason: Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber’s The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2018. "Why Reason: Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber’s The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding." Mind and Language. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12182.

  5. Sceptical Reflections On Human Nature

    Bibliography

    Sterelny, Kim. 2018. "Sceptical Reflections On Human Nature". In Why We Still Argue About Human Nature, 108-126. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nick Thieberger Associate Professor

Nick Thieberger

Associate Professor Nicholas Thieberger has worked with speakers of Australian languages since the early 1980s. He established the Aboriginal language centre Wangka Maya in Port Hedland in the late 1980s, then worked at AIATSIS building the Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive in the early 1990s. He wrote a grammar of South Efate, a language from central Vanuatu that was the first to link media to the analysis, allowing verification of examples used in analytical claims. In 2003 he helped establish PARADISEC, a digital archive of recorded ethnographic material and is now its Director. He is a co-founder of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and in 2008 he established a linguistic archive at the University of Hawai’i. He is interested in developments in digital humanities methods and their potential to improve research practice and he is now developing methods for creation of reusable data sets from fieldwork on previously unrecorded languages. He is the Editor of the journal Language Documentation & Conservation. He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Recent Publications

  1. Languages past and present

    Bibliography

    Simpson, Jane, McConvell, Patrick, and Thieberger, Nick. 2019. "Languages past and present". In Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, 76-85. Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

  2. Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies

    Bibliography

    Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Felix Ameka, Lissant Bolton, Jonathan Blumtritt, Brian Carpenter, Hilaria Cruz, Sebastian Drude, Patience Epps, Vera Ferreira, Ana Vilacy Galucio, Brigit Hellwig, Oliver Hinte, Gary Holton, Dagmar Jung, Irmgarda Kasinskaite Buddeberg, Manfred Krifka, Susan Kung, Miyuki Monroig, Ayu’nwi Ngwabe Neba, Sebastian Nordhoff, Brigitte Pakendorf, Kilu von Prince, Felix Rau, Keren Rice, Michael Riessler, Vera Szoelloesi Brenig, Nick Thieberger, Paul Trilsbeek, Hein van der Voort, and Tony Woodbury. 2019. "Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies." Language Documentation & Conservation. 13: 545-563.

  3. Building capacity for community-led documentation in Erakor, Vanuatu

    Bibliography

    Krajinovic, Ana, Billington, Rosey, Emil, Lionel, Kaltap̃au, Gray, and Thieberger, Nick. 2019. "Building capacity for community-led documentation in Erakor, Vanuatu". In Human language technologies as a challenge for computer science and linguistics — 2019, 185-189. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje.

  4. Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia

    Bibliography

    Kilu von Prince, Ana Krajinovic, Nick Thieberger, and Valerie Guerin. 2019. "Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia." Language Typology and Universals. 72 (1) doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2019-0002.

  5. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger, and Caroline Jones. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy. ACT : ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

Catherine Travis Professor

Catherine Travis

Catherine Travis is Professor of Modern European Languages in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the ANU. Her work addresses questions related to language evolution at a micro level; she applies quantitative methods to probe the impact of linguistic and social factors on language variation and change in the speech community. In the Centre of Excellence, she leads the Sydney Speaks project, a sociolinguistic study of Australian English, examining the speech of Sydney-siders of diverse social backgrounds, recorded at different times, and born over a 100-year period (from the 1890s to the 1990s). A second project, in collaboration with PI Rena Torres Cacoullos (Penn State University), examines outcomes of language contact in a long-standing Spanish-English bilingual community in New Mexico, USA. A co-authored book deriving from this work, Bilingualism in the Community: Code-switching and Grammars in Contact, has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Recent Publications

  1. Stress on I: Debunking unitary contrast accounts

    Bibliography

    Catherine Travis, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2014. "Stress on I: Debunking unitary contrast accounts." Studies in Language. 38 (2): 360-392.

  2. Introduction

    Bibliography

    Travis, Catherine, Hajek, John, Nettelbeck, Colin, and Woods, Anya Lloyd. 2014. "Introduction". In Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education, 1-5. Melbourne, Australia: LCNAU.

  3. Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education

    Bibliography

    Catherine Travis, John Hajek, Colin Nettelbeck, Elizabeth Beckmann, and Anya Lloyd Woods. 2014. Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Melbourne, Australia : LCNAU.

  4. Prosody, priming and particular constructions: The patterning of English first-person singular subject expression in conversation

    Bibliography

    Rena Torres Cacoullos, and Catherine Travis. 2014. "Prosody, priming and particular constructions: The patterning of English first-person singular subject expression in conversation." Journal of Pragmatics. 63: 19-34.

  5. Initiation, progression and conditioning of the short front vowel shift in Australian English

    Bibliography

    James Grama, Catherine Travis, and Simon Gonzalez. 2019. "Initiation, progression and conditioning of the short front vowel shift in Australian English". In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019,

Gillian Wigglesworth Professor

Gillian Wigglesworth

Gillian Wigglesworth’s expertise is in first and second language acquisition in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual settings. A major focus of her work is in remote Indigenous communities documenting children’s language learning at home and at school, together with CI Jane Simpson (Shape). She is collaborating with other Learning program members to ensure comparable data collection patterns in the acquisition projects taking place in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Her collaboration with CI Janet Wiles (Evolution) investigates the potential of using robots in remote communities for language development, and with Professor Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University, CI, Centre in Cognition and its Disorders) on assessing Indigenous children’s hearing to determine any relationship to phonological awareness development. She is a Deputy Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Recent Publications

  1. Long term influence of recurrent otitis media on dichotic listening and phonological awareness in Aboriginal children from the Northern Territory

    Bibliography

    Mridula Sharma, Gillian Wigglesworth, Gemma Savage, and Katherine Demuth. 2020. "Long term influence of recurrent otitis media on dichotic listening and phonological awareness in Aboriginal children from the Northern Territory." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 128: doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.109702.

  2. A World of Indigenous Languages: Politics, Pedagogies and Prospects for Language Reclamation

    Bibliography

    Teresa McCarty, Sheilah Nicholas, and GIllian Wigglesworth. 2019. A World of Indigenous Languages: Politics, Pedagogies and Prospects for Language Reclamation. Bristol : Multilingual Matters.

  3. Indigenous children’s language practices in Australia – a review of the literature

    Bibliography

    Disbray, Samantha, and Wigglesworth, Gillian. 2019. "Indigenous children’s language practices in Australia – a review of the literature". In Handbook on Minority Languages and communities, 357 - 382. Palgrave Macmillan.

  4. An investigation of the impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children in remote Indigenous communities of Australia

    Bibliography

    Suzy Macqueen, Ute Knoch, Gillian Wigglesworth, Rachel Nordlinger, Tim McNamara, and Rhianna Brickle. 2018. "An investigation of the impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children in remote Indigenous communities of Australia." Language Testing. doi: DOI: 10.1177/0265532218775758.

  5. Teaching English as an additional language or dialect to young learners in Indigenous contexts 

    Bibliography

    Steele, Carly, and Wigglesworth, Gillian. 2018. "Teaching English as an additional language or dialect to young learners in Indigenous contexts ". In Teaching young second language learners: Practices in different classroom contexts, Routledge.

Janet Wiles Professor

Janet Wiles

Janet Wiles’ research involves bio-inspired computation in complex systems, with applications in cognitive science and biorobotics. She completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney, a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology at the University of Queensland, and served as faculty in the Cognitive Science program for 12 years. In 2003 she formed the Complex and Intelligent Systems research group at the University of Queensland where she has been Professor since 2006. She currently coordinates the UQ node of CoEDL, where her research focuses on social robots and language.

Recent Publications

  1. In press: Determining the Number of Samples Required to Estimate Entropy in Natural Sequences

    Bibliography

    Andrew Back, Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. 2019. "In press: Determining the Number of Samples Required to Estimate Entropy in Natural Sequences." IEEE Transaction on Information Theory.

  2. Toward the Development of SMART Communication Technology: Automating the Analysis of Communicative Trouble and Repair in Dementia

    Bibliography

    Brooke-Mai Whelan, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Helen Chenery, Erin Conway, David Copland, Christina Atay, and ANthony Angwin. 2018. "Toward the Development of SMART Communication Technology: Automating the Analysis of Communicative Trouble and Repair in Dementia." Innovation in Aging. 2 (3): igy034. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igy034.

  3. Social semantic networks: Measuring topic management in discourse using a pyramid of conceptual recurrence metrics

    Bibliography

    Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. 2018. "Social semantic networks: Measuring topic management in discourse using a pyramid of conceptual recurrence metrics." Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. 28 (8): 085723. doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5024809.

  4. Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations

    Bibliography

    David Ireland, Christina Atay, Jacki Liddle, Dana Bradford, Helen Lee, Olivia Rushin, Thomas Mullins, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Simon McBride, and Adam Vogel. 2016. "Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations". In Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016, 55-60. Melbourne, Australia.

  5. Figurative frames: a critical vocabulary for images in information visualization

    Bibliography

    Lydia Byrne, Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. 2017. "Figurative frames: a critical vocabulary for images in information visualization." Information Visualization. doi: doi:10.1177/1473871617724212.

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