Research Students

Keri Chui

  • Title: MPhil Student
  • Program: Learning
  • Institution: The Australian National University

Supervisor: Evan Kidd

Amit German MPhil Student

Amit German

  • Title: MPhil Student
  • Program: Learning
  • Institution: Western Sydney University

Topic: Describing the Rhythm of Barunga Kriol
Supervisors: Associate Professor Caroline Jones, Dr. Ann Birchfield, Dr. Vincent Aubanel


Amit German is currently working on a Master of Philosophy thesis exploring the rhythm of Kriol spoken in Barunga Community, NT. This project involves a description of timing and stress patterns in this variety of Kriol, a language spoken by over 20,000 children and adults across the northern parts of Australia. The project is supervised by Associate Professor Caroline Jones, and co-supervised by Dr. Ann Birchfield and Dr. Vincent Aubanel.

Amit holds a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Sydney. She has worked as a extensively as a Research Assistant at the Child Language Lab at Macquarie University, on the SydneySpeaks project as Australian National University, at MARCS at Western Sydney University as well as at the Phonetics Lab at the University of Melbourne.

Amit's research interests lie in the areas of phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, as well as language contact, bilingualism and language acquisition and development in Australia (esp. for Indigenous Australian children coming from non-Standard English backgrounds). In the future, she would like to work with children and the development of resources for bilingual education and assessment.

Recent Publications

  1. F4, a simple interface for efficient annotation


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

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  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University

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