Research Students

Keri Chui

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

Supervisor: Evan Kidd

Tom Ennever

  • Title: MPhil Student
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: The University of Queensland

Supervisor: Felicity Meakins

Recent Publications

  1. A replicable acoustic measure of lenition and the nature of variability in Gurindji stops

    Bibliography

    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.

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

Overview:

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

    Bibliography

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

David Osgarby MPhil Student

David Osgarby

  • Title: MPhil Student
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: The University of Queensland

Supervisors: Felicity Meakins and Rob Pensalfini

Overview:

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.

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

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