Supervisor: Evan Kidd
Supervisor: Felicity Meakins
A replicable acoustic measure of lenition and the nature of variability in Gurindji stops
Tom Ennever, Felicity Meakins, and Erich Round. 2017. "A replicable acoustic measure of lenition and the nature of variability in Gurindji stops." Laboratory Phonology. 8 (1): 1-32. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.18.
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.
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.
Supervisors: Felicity Meakins and Rob Pensalfini
David Osgarby is working on the Mudburra language of the Upper Victoria River District in northern Australia as part of his M.Phil at the University of Queensland. The description of Mudburra involves collecting and analysing data from various time periods, speaker ages, and from the two main dialects: Western Mudburra and Eastern Mudburra, the latter of which has had prolonged language contact with Jingulu (Mirndi, non-Pama-Nyungan). This study will provide a good picture of intergenerational language change in a number of grammatical subsystems of Mudburra. It will also compare the two dialects, giving insights into how language contact and language obsolescence environments in different sociolinguistic contexts can affect language. He eventually hopes to complete a full grammar of Mudburra.