Chief Investigators

Anthony Angwin Associate Professor

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. Effects of emotional cues on novel word learning in typically developing children in relation to broader autism traits

    Bibliography

    Melina West, Anthony Angwin, David Copland, Wendy Arnott, and Nicole Nelson. 2021. "Effects of emotional cues on novel word learning in typically developing children in relation to broader autism traits." Journal of Child Language. 1-19. doi: doi:10.1017/S0305000921000192.

  2. Theta and gamma connectivity is linked with affective and cognitive symptoms in Parkinson's disease

    Bibliography

    Kartik Iyer, Tiffany Au, Anthony Angwin, David Copland, and Nadeeka Dissanayaka. 2020. "Theta and gamma connectivity is linked with affective and cognitive symptoms in Parkinson's disease." Journal of Affective Disorders. 277: 875-884. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.08.086.

  3. Alterations to dual stream connectivity predicts response to aphasia therapy following stroke

    Bibliography

    Kartik Iyer, Anthony Angwin, Sophia Van Hees, Katie McMahon, Michael Breakspear, and David Copland. 2020. "Alterations to dual stream connectivity predicts response to aphasia therapy following stroke." Cortex. 125: 30-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.12.017.

  4. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.05.012.

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

    Bibliography

    Rachel Sluis, Alana Campbell, Christina 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. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2019.105912.

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. Cross-language data on five types of prosodic focus

    Bibliography

    Martin Ip, and Anne Cutler. May 2016. "Cross-language data on five types of prosodic focus". In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, Boston.

  2. Processing advantages for focused words in Korean

    Bibliography

    Heather Kember, Jiyoun Choi, and Anne Cutler. June 2016. "Processing advantages for focused words in Korean". In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, Boston.

  3. Language-specificity in speakers’ strategies of focus expression

    Bibliography

    Martin Ip, and Anne Cutler. July 2016. "Language-specificity in speakers’ strategies of focus expression". In Abstracts of Laboratory Phonology, Ithaca, New York.

  4. In search of salience: Focus detection in the speech of different speakers

    Bibliography

    Martin Ho Kwan Ip, and Anne Cutler. 2020. "In search of salience: Focus detection in the speech of different speakers." Language and Speech.

  5. No L1 privilege in talker adaptation

    Bibliography

    Laurance Bruggeman, and Anne Cutler. 2020. "No L1 privilege in talker adaptation." Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 23 (3): 681-693. doi: 10.1017/S1366728919000646.

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. Rapid learning of minimally different words in five- to six-year-old children: effects of acoustic salience and hearing impairment

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Marcel Raymond Giezen, and Anne Baker. 21 May 2015. "Rapid learning of minimally different words in five- to six-year-old children: effects of acoustic salience and hearing impairment." Journal of Child Language. 43 (2): 310-337. doi: 10.1017/S0305000915000197.

  2. Four-Year-Old's Online Versus Face-to-Face Word Learning via eBooks

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Gloria Pino Escobar, Charlotte Casey, and Kristyn Sommer. 2021. "Four-Year-Old's Online Versus Face-to-Face Word Learning via eBooks." Frontiers in Psychology. 12: 610925. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.610975.

  3. Learning to perceive, produce and recognise words in a non-native language

    Bibliography

    Elvin, Jaydene, Williams, Daniel, Escudero, Paola, Molsing, Karina Veronica, Lopes Perna, Cristina Becker, and Tramunt Ibaños, Ana Maria. 2020. "Learning to perceive, produce and recognise words in a non-native language". In Linguistic Approaches to Portuguese as an Additional Language, 61–82. John Benjamins.

  4. Factors affecting infant toy preferences: age, gender, experience, motor development, and parental attitude

    Bibliography

    Liquan Liu, Paola Escudero, Christina Quattropani, and Rachel Robbins. 2020. "Factors affecting infant toy preferences: age, gender, experience, motor development, and parental attitude." Infancy. 25 (5): 593-617. doi: 10.1111/infa.12352.

  5. Language-dependent cue weighting: An investigation of perception modes in L2 learning

    Bibliography

    Kakeru Yazawa, James Whang, Mariko Kondo, and Paola Escudero. 2020. "Language-dependent cue weighting: An investigation of perception modes in L2 learning." Second Language Research. 36 (4): 557-581. doi: 10.1177/0267658319832645.

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. The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia

    Bibliography

    Tebbins, Tonya, Evans, Bethwyn, and Terrill, Angela. 2018. "The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia". In The languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area, 775–894. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

  2. The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia

    Bibliography

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

  3. Foundations of the new historical linguistics

    Bibliography

    Bowern, Claire, and Evans, Bethwyn. 2015. "Foundations of the new historical linguistics". In The Routledge handbook of historical linguistics, London: Routledge.

  4. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    Bibliography

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

  5. The Routledge handbook of historical linguistics

    Bibliography

    Claire Bowern, and Bethwyn Evans. 2015. The Routledge handbook of historical linguistics. London : Routledge.

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. The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

    Bibliography

    Michael Fortescue, Marianne Mithun, and Nicholas Evans. November 2017. The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis. : Oxford University Press.

  2. Artist Sally Gabori had a language of her own.

    Bibliography

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  3. The last speaker is dead – long live the last speaker!

    Bibliography

    Evans, Nicholas. June 2001. "The last speaker is dead – long live the last speaker!". In Linguistic Field Work, 250–281. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  4. A life of polysynthesis: Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1943–2015)

    Bibliography

    Nicholas Evans, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, and Dejan Matić. January 2015. "A life of polysynthesis: Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1943–2015)." Linguistic Typology. 19 (2) doi: 10.1515/lingty-2015-0010.

  5. Typologies of agreement: some problems from Kayardild

    Bibliography

    Nicholas Evans. August 2003. "Typologies of agreement: some problems from Kayardild." Transactions of the Philological Society. 101 (2): 203–234. doi: 10.1111/1467-968x.00118.

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. An Investigation of the /el/–/æl/ Merger in Australian English: A Pilot Study on Production and Perception in South-West Victoria

    Bibliography

    Deborah Loakes, Joshua Clothier, John Hajek, and Janet Fletcher. October 2, 2014. "An Investigation of the /el/–/æl/ Merger in Australian English: A Pilot Study on Production and Perception in South-West Victoria." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (4): 436-452. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2014.929078.

  2. Intonational Downtrends in Mayali

    Bibliography

    Janet Fletcher, and Nicholas Evans. April 2000. "Intonational Downtrends in Mayali." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 20 (1): 23–38. doi: 10.1080/07268600050003346.

  3. The Autosegmental-metrical theory of Intonational Phonology in Gussenhoven

    Bibliography

    Arvaniti, Amalia, and Fletcher, Janet. 2021. "The Autosegmental-metrical theory of Intonational Phonology in Gussenhoven". In Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody, 78-95. New York: Oxford University Press.

  4. Non-durational acoustic correlates of word-initial consonant gemination in Kelantan Malay: The potential roles of amplitude and f0

    Bibliography

    Mohd Hilmi Hamzah, John Hajek, and Janet Fletcher. 2020. "Non-durational acoustic correlates of word-initial consonant gemination in Kelantan Malay: The potential roles of amplitude and f0." Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 50 (1): 23-60. doi: 10.1017/S0025100318000142.

  5. Fundamental Frequency and Regional Variation in Lifou French

    Bibliography

    Catalina Torres, Janet Fletcher, and Gillian Wigglesworth. 2020. "Fundamental Frequency and Regional Variation in Lifou French." Language and Speech. doi: 10.1177/0023830920952497.

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. Developing a parent vocabulary checklist for young Indigenous children growing up multilingual in the Katherine region of Australia’s Northern Territory

    Bibliography

    Caroline Jones, Eugenie Collyer, Jaidine Fejo, Chantelle Khamchuang, Anita Painter, Lee Rosas, Karen Mattock, Alicia Dunajcik, Paola Escudero, and Anne Dwyer. 2020. "Developing a parent vocabulary checklist for young Indigenous children growing up multilingual in the Katherine region of Australia’s Northern Territory." International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 22 (5): 583-590. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2020.1718209.

  2. The Hearing and Talking Scale (HATS): development and validation with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban and remote settings in Australia

    Bibliography

    Teresa Y. Ching, Michelle Saetre-Turner, Samantha Harkus, Louise Martin, Meagan Ward, Vivienne Marnane, Caroline Jones, Eugenie Collyer, Chantelle Khamchuang, and Kelvin Kong. 2020. "The Hearing and Talking Scale (HATS): development and validation with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban and remote settings in Australia." Deafness And Education International. 22 (4): 305-324. doi: 10.1080/14643154.2020.1830241.

  3. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger, and Caroline Jones. 2019. Indigenous Linguistic & Cultural Heritage Ethics Policy. ACT : ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

  4. Evaluating cross-linguistic forced alignment of conversational data in north Australian Kriol, an under-resourced language

    Bibliography

    Caroline Jones, Weicong Li, Andre Almeida, and Amit German. 2019. "Evaluating cross-linguistic forced alignment of conversational data in north Australian Kriol, an under-resourced language." Language Documentation & Conservation. 13: 281–299. doi: 10125/24869.

  5. Revitalisation of Mangarrayi: Supporting community use of archival audio exemplars for creation of language learning resources

    Bibliography

    Mark Richards, Caroline Jones, Francesca Merlan, and Jennifer MacRitchie. 2019. "Revitalisation of Mangarrayi: Supporting community use of archival audio exemplars for creation of language learning resources." Language Documentation & Conservation. 13: 253–280. doi: 10125/24865.

Felicity Meakins 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. In press: Advances in mixed language phonology: An overview of three case studies

    Bibliography

    Stewart, Jesse, and Meakins, Felicity. 2021. "In press: Advances in mixed language phonology: An overview of three case studies". In New Perspectives on Mixed Languages: From Core to Fringe, 58-92. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  2. Holding the mirror up to converted language: Two grammars, one lexicon

    Bibliography

    Felicity Meakins, and Rob Pensalfini. 2020. "Holding the mirror up to converted language: Two grammars, one lexicon." International Journal of Bilingualism. 1-33. doi: 10.1177/1367006920922461.

  3. Which MATter matters in PATtern borrowing? The direction of case syncretisms

    Bibliography

    Felicity Meakins, Samantha Disbray, and Jane Simpson. 2020. "Which MATter matters in PATtern borrowing? The direction of case syncretisms." Morphology. 30 (2): 373–393. doi: 10.1007/s11525-020-09357-3.

  4. Language endangerment: a multidimensional analysis of risk factors

    Bibliography

    Lindell Bromham, Xia Hua, Cassandra Algy, and Felicity Meakins. 2020. "Language endangerment: a multidimensional analysis of risk factors." Journal of Language Evolution. 5 (1): 75-91. doi: 10.1093/jole/lzaa002.

  5. Australia and the South West Pacific

    Bibliography

    Meakins, Felicity, Ansaldo, Umberto, and Meyerhoff, Miriam. 2020. "Australia and the South West Pacific". In The Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages, London: Routledge.

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. Linguistic diversity in first language acquisition research: Moving beyond the challenges

    Bibliography

    Barbara Kelly, William Forshaw, Rachel Nordlinger, and Gillian Wigglesworth. October 1, 2015. "Linguistic diversity in first language acquisition research: Moving beyond the challenges." First Language. 35 (4-5): 286-304. doi: 10.1177/0142723715602350.

  2. The Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages

    Bibliography

    Barbara Kelly, Gillian Wigglesworth, Rachel Nordlinger, and Joseph Blythe. February 1, 2014. "The Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages." Language and Linguistics Compass. 8 (2): 51-64. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12062.

  3. Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)

    Bibliography

    Dominique Estival, Cathy Bow, John Henderson, Barbara Kelly, Mary Laughren, Elisabeth Mayer, Diego Mollá, Colette Mrowa-Hopkins, Rachel Nordlinger, Verna Rieschild, Andrea Schalley, Alexander Stanley, and Jill Vaughan. December 1, 2014. "Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)." Language and Linguistics Compass. 8 (12): 659-670. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12096.

  4. Positional dependency in Murrinhpatha: expanding the typology of non-canonical morphotactics

    Bibliography

    Rachel Nordlinger, and John Mansfield. 2021. "Positional dependency in Murrinhpatha: expanding the typology of non-canonical morphotactics." Linguistics Vanguard. 7 (1): 2020079. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2020-0079.

  5. Demorphologization and deepening complexity in Murrinhpatha

    Bibliography

    Mansfield, John, Nordlinger, Rachel, Arkadiev, Peter, and Gardani, Francesco. 2020. "Demorphologization and deepening complexity in Murrinhpatha". In The Complexities of Morphology, 52-80. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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. Obituary: James F. Weiner / Jamie Pearl Bloom (1950–2020)

    Bibliography

    Francesca Merlan, and Alan Rumsey. 2020. "Obituary: James F. Weiner / Jamie Pearl Bloom (1950–2020)." The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. 21 (5): 483-486. doi: 10.1080/14442213.2020.1831229.

  2. Peter Sutton and the sociocultural dynamics of Indigenous Australian multilingualism

    Bibliography

    Rumsey, Alan, Monaghan, Paul, and Walsh, Michael. 2020. "Peter Sutton and the sociocultural dynamics of Indigenous Australian multilingualism". In More than Mere Words: Essays on language and Linguistics in Honour of Peter Sutton, 149-166. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.

  3. Sign Languages in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

    Bibliography

    Reed, Lauren, and Rumsey, Alan. 2020. "Sign Languages in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands". In Sign language in Papua New Guinea: A Primary Sign Language from the Upper Lagaip Valley, Enga Province, 141-184. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  4. Egophoricity, engagement, and the centring of subjectivity

    Bibliography

    Rumsey, Alan, Bergqvist, Henrik, and Kittilä, Seppo. 2020. "Egophoricity, engagement, and the centring of subjectivity". In Evidentiality, egophoricity, and engagement, 61-93. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  5. Ku Waru Clause Chaining and the Acquisition of Complex Syntax

    Bibliography

    Alan Rumsey, Lauren Reed, and Francesca Merlan. 2020. "Ku Waru Clause Chaining and the Acquisition of Complex Syntax." Frontiers in Communication. 5: 19. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2020.00019.

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. Qualitative comparison in Warlpiri: semantic case, adposition and/or derivational affix?

    Bibliography

    Jane Simpson. 2021. "Qualitative comparison in Warlpiri: semantic case, adposition and/or derivational affix?". In Proceedings of the LFG'20 Conference On-Line, 349--362. Stanford, CA.

  2. Self-determination with respect to language rights

    Bibliography

    Simpson, Jane, Rademaker, Laura, and Rowse, Tim. 2020. "Self-determination with respect to language rights". In Indigenous Australian self-determination: histories and historiography, 293-313. Canberra: ANU Press.

  3. Junior skin names in Central Australia: function and origin

    Bibliography

    Koch, Harold, Simpson, Jane, Monaghan, Paul, and Walsh, Michael. 2020. "Junior skin names in Central Australia: function and origin". In More than Mere Words: Essays on language and linguistics in honour of Peter Sutton, 165-191. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.

  4. Which MATter matters in PATtern borrowing? The direction of case syncretisms

    Bibliography

    Felicity Meakins, Samantha Disbray, and Jane Simpson. 2020. "Which MATter matters in PATtern borrowing? The direction of case syncretisms." Morphology. 30 (2): 373–393. doi: 10.1007/s11525-020-09357-3.

  5. Qualitative comparison in Warlpiri: semantic case, adposition and/or derivational affix?

    Bibliography

    Jane Simpson. 2020. "Qualitative comparison in Warlpiri: semantic case, adposition and/or derivational affix?". In Proceedings of the LFG’20 Conference, 349-362. Stanford, CA.

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. Adaptation without Insight

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. April 2016. "Adaptation without Insight". Princeton, USA.

  2. Veiled agency? Children, innovation and the archaeological record. Evolutionary Human Sciences

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2021. "Veiled agency? Children, innovation and the archaeological record. Evolutionary Human Sciences." Evolutionary Human Sciences. 3 (e12): 1-9. doi: doi:10.1017/ehs.2021.9.

  3. The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2021. The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution. New York : Oxford University Press.

  4. Innovation, life history and social networks in human evolution

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2020. "Innovation, life history and social networks in human evolution." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 375 (1803) doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0497.

  5. Review of Billy Griffiths’s Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

    Bibliography

    Kim Sterelny. 2020. "Review of Billy Griffiths’s Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia." Australian Journal of Biography and History. 3: 163-166. doi: 10.22459/AJBH.2020.

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. The Language Documentation Quartet

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger, and Simon Musgrave. 2021. "The Language Documentation Quartet". In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages, 6-12.

  2. Be Not Like the Wind: Access to Language and Music Records, Next Steps

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger, and Amanda Harris. 2021. "Be Not Like the Wind: Access to Language and Music Records, Next Steps". In Proceedings of the Language Technologies for All (LT4All), 101–103. Paris.

  3. Acoustic evidence for right-edge prominence in Nafsan

    Bibliography

    Rosey Billington, Janet Fletcher, Nick Thieberger, and Ben Volchok. 2020. "Acoustic evidence for right-edge prominence in Nafsan." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 147 (4): 2829. doi: 10.1121/10.0000995.

  4. Technology in support of languages of the Pacific: neo-colonial or post-colonial?

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger. 2020. "Technology in support of languages of the Pacific: neo-colonial or post-colonial?." Asian-European Music Research Journal. 5 (3): 17-24. doi: 10.30819/aemr.5-3.

  5. Access to recordings in the languages of the Pacific

    Bibliography

    Nick Thieberger. 2019. "Access to recordings in the languages of the Pacific." Australia ICOMOS Historic Environment. 31 (3): 98-104.

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. Two languages, one effect: Structural priming in code-switching

    Bibliography

    Rena Torres Cacoullos, and Catherine Travis. August, 2016. "Two languages, one effect: Structural priming in code-switching." Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 19 (4): 733-753. doi: 10.1017/S1366728914000406.

  2. Gauging convergence on the ground: code-switching in the community

    Bibliography

    Catherine Travis, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. August, 2015. "Gauging convergence on the ground: code-switching in the community." International Journal of Bilingualism (Guest editors - Special Issue). 19 (4): 365-480. doi: 10.1177/1367006913516042.

  3. Using forced alignment for sociophonetic research on a minority language

    Bibliography

    Danielle Barth, James Grama, Simon Gonzalez, and Catherine Travis. 2020. "Using forced alignment for sociophonetic research on a minority language." University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. 25 (2): 1-10.

  4. Australia Speaks 2020 App (http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/sydney-speaks/sydney-speaks-apps/australia-speaks-2020/)

    Bibliography

    Catherine Travis, Cale Johnstone, and Simon Gonzalez. 2020. Australia Speaks 2020 App (http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/sydney-speaks/sydney-speaks-apps/australia-speaks-2020/).

  5. Australian English over time: Using sociolinguistic analysis to inform dialect coaching

    Bibliography

    Benjamin Purser, James Grama, and Catherine Travis. 2020. "Australian English over time: Using sociolinguistic analysis to inform dialect coaching." Voice and Speech Review. 14 (3): 269-291. doi: 10.1080/23268263.2020.1750791.

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. Linguistic diversity in first language acquisition research: Moving beyond the challenges

    Bibliography

    Barbara Kelly, William Forshaw, Rachel Nordlinger, and Gillian Wigglesworth. October 1, 2015. "Linguistic diversity in first language acquisition research: Moving beyond the challenges." First Language. 35 (4-5): 286-304. doi: 10.1177/0142723715602350.

  2. The Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages

    Bibliography

    Barbara Kelly, Gillian Wigglesworth, Rachel Nordlinger, and Joseph Blythe. February 1, 2014. "The Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages." Language and Linguistics Compass. 8 (2): 51-64. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12062.

  3. Orthographic and Phonological Activation in Hong Kong Deaf Readers: An eye-tracking study

    Bibliography

    Philip Thierfelder, Gillian Wigglesworth, and Gladys Tang. 2020. "Orthographic and Phonological Activation in Hong Kong Deaf Readers: An eye-tracking study." Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 73 (12): 2217-2235. doi: 10.1177/1747021820940223.

  4. Fundamental Frequency and Regional Variation in Lifou French

    Bibliography

    Catalina Torres, Janet Fletcher, and Gillian Wigglesworth. 2020. "Fundamental Frequency and Regional Variation in Lifou French." Language and Speech. doi: 10.1177/0023830920952497.

  5. Sign Phonological Parameters Modulate Parafoveal Preview Effects in Deaf Readers

    Bibliography

    Philip Thierfelder, Gillian Wigglesworth, and Gladys Tang. 2020. "Sign Phonological Parameters Modulate Parafoveal Preview Effects in Deaf Readers." Cognition. 201: 104286. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104286.

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. Using technology to enhance communication between people with dementia and their carers

    Bibliography

    Helen Chenery, Christina Atay, Alana Campbell, Erin Conway, Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. July 1, 2016. "Using technology to enhance communication between people with dementia and their carers." Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 12 (7): 279-280. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.507.

  2. An Automated Approach to Examining Conversational Dynamics between People with Dementia and Their Carers

    Bibliography

    Christina Atay, Erin Conway, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Rosemary Baker, and Helen Chenery. December 10, 2015. "An Automated Approach to Examining Conversational Dynamics between People with Dementia and Their Carers." PLoS ONE. 10 (12): e0144327. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144327.

  3. Can a robot teach me that? Children’s ability to imitate robots

    Bibliography

    Kristyn Sommer, Virginia Slaughter, Janet Wiles, Kathryn Owen, Andrea Chiba, Deborah Forster, Mohsen Malmir, and Mark Nielsen. 2021. "Can a robot teach me that? Children’s ability to imitate robots." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 203: 105040. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2020.105040.

  4. Preschool children overimitate robots, but do so less than they overimitate humans

    Bibliography

    Kristyn Sommer, Rebecca Davidson, Kristy Armitage, Virginia Slaughter, Janet Wiles, and Mark Nielsen. 2020. "Preschool children overimitate robots, but do so less than they overimitate humans." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 191: 104702. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104702.

  5. An Automated Approach to Examining Pausing in the Speech of People With Dementia

    Bibliography

    Rachel A. Sluis, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Andrew Back, Ting Ting Gibson, Jacki Liddle, Peter Worthy, David Copland, and Anthony J. Angwin. 2020. "An Automated Approach to Examining Pausing in the Speech of People With Dementia." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias. 35: 1-8. doi: 10.1177/1533317520939773.

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