Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Danielle Barth Doctor

Danielle Barth

Danielle Barth has completed her PhD at the University of Oregon where her research has investigated the interface between syntax, phonetics and information theory. In her research she uses empirical data drawn from corpora, experiments and descriptive fieldwork. At the Centre she'll be working on building a multilingual corpus built from data collected by multiple researchers on 12-15 languages from around the world. Her project will focus on finding, describing and comparing inter- and intra-language variation as it relates to the expression of social cognition, using descriptive and quantitative methodologies. She is also looking forward to returning to her fieldsite in Matukar, Papua New Guinea so that Matukar Panau, the language spoken there, can be added to the sample of languages for the social cognition typology project.

Recent Publications

  1. An interlinearised ‘Family Problems Narrative Text’ from Matukar Panau

    Bibliography

    Danielle Barth. 2022. "An interlinearised ‘Family Problems Narrative Text’ from Matukar Panau." Asian and African Languages and Linguistics. (16): 187-208. doi: 10.15026/117162.

  2. Understanding Corpus Linguistics

    Bibliography

    Danielle Barth, and Stefan Schnell. 2022. Understanding Corpus Linguistics. London : Routledge.

  3. Social cognition in Dalabon

    Bibliography

    Evans, Nicholas, Barth, Danielle, and Evans, Nicholas. 2021. "Social cognition in Dalabon". In The Social Cognition Parallax Interview Corpus (SCOPIC), 22-84. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  4. Language vs individuals in cross-linguistic corpus typology

    Bibliography

    Barth, Danielle, Evans, Nicholas, Arka, I Wayan, Bergqvist, Henrik, Forker, Diana, Gipper, Sonja, Hodge, Gabrielle, Kashima, Eri, Kasuga, Yuki, Kawakami, Carine, Kimoto, Yukinori, Knuchel, Dominique, Kogura, Norikazu, Kurabe, Keita, Mansfield, John, Narrog, Heiko, Pratiwi, Desak Putu Eka, van Putten, Saskia, Senge, Chikako, Tykhostup, Olena, Haig, Geoffrey, Schnell, Stefan, and Seifart, Frank. 2021. "Language vs individuals in cross-linguistic corpus typology". In Doing Corpus-Based Typology With Spoken Language Corpora, 179-232. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press.

  5. Clause chaining and the utterance phrase: Syntax–prosody mapping in Matukar Panau

    Bibliography

    John Mansfield, and Danielle Barth. 2021. "Clause chaining and the utterance phrase: Syntax–prosody mapping in Matukar Panau." Open Linguistics. 7 (1): 423-447. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2021-0023.

Laurence Bruggeman

Laurence Bruggeman

Laurence is a postdoctoral fellow in spoken-language processing at the MARCS Institute (Western Sydney University). She obtained her PhD in psycholinguistics from Western Sydney University 2016, for research investigating first and second language speech processing in Dutch emigrants in Australia. Laurence then spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Child Language Lab at Macquarie University, where she investigated speech processing in children with hearing loss. She joined CoEDL in September 2018 to work with Prof Anne Cutler in the Processing Program.

Recent Publications

  1. The production of /s/-stop clusters by pre-schoolers with hearing loss

    Bibliography

    Julien Millasseau, Laurence Bruggeman, Ivan Yuen, and Katherine Demuth. 2022. "The production of /s/-stop clusters by pre-schoolers with hearing loss." Journal of Child Language. 1-12. doi: 10.1017/S0305000922000228.

  2. Acoustic cues to coda stop voicing contrasts in Australian English-speaking children

    Bibliography

    Julian Millasseau, Ivan Yuen, Laurence Bruggeman, and Katherine Demuth. 2021. "Acoustic cues to coda stop voicing contrasts in Australian English-speaking children." Journal of Child Language. 48 (2): 1-19. doi: 10.1017/S0305000920000781.

  3. Children with hearing loss can predict during sentence processing

    Bibliography

    Rebecca Holt, Laurence Bruggeman, and Katherine Demuth. 2021. "Children with hearing loss can predict during sentence processing." Cognition. 212 (104684): 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104684.

  4. The acquisition of acoustic cues to onset and coda voicing contrasts by preschoolers with hearing loss

    Bibliography

    Laurence Bruggeman, Julien Millasseau, Ivan Yuen, and Katherine Demuth. 2021. "The acquisition of acoustic cues to onset and coda voicing contrasts by preschoolers with hearing loss." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 64 (12): 4631-4648. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00311.

  5. Temporal cues to onset voicing contrasts in Australian English-speaking children

    Bibliography

    Julien Millasseau, Laurence Bruggeman, Ivan Yuen, and Katherine Demuth. 2021. "Temporal cues to onset voicing contrasts in Australian English-speaking children." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 149 (1): 348-356. doi: 10.1121/10.0003060.

Matthew Carroll Doctor

Matthew Carroll

Prior to commencing at the Centre with an ELDP funded postdoctoral fellow position, I was hosted as a Newton International Fellow at the Surrey Morphology Group where I retain visitor status. I research the boundary between redundant and distributed structures in the architecture of language. My research is grounded in traditional qualitative linguistics (typology and description) using mathematical and formal models to make explicit the assumptions and practices of these approaches. I research language from an evolutionary perspective in which grammar is an emergent property of broader cognitive principles. Linguistics is fundamentally an empirical endeavour and I work with data primarily drawn firsthand from fieldwork in the region east of Merauke in West Papua (Indonesian Papua), specifically the Yam language groups of Kanum and Yei.

Recent Publications

  1. Phonetics and Phonology of Ngkolmpu

    Bibliography

    Carroll, Matthew, Lindsey, Kate, and Schokkin, Dineke. 2021. "Phonetics and Phonology of Ngkolmpu". In Phonetic fieldwork in Southern New Guinea, 33-52. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  2. The Morphology of Yam Languages

    Bibliography

    Carroll, Matthew. 2020. "The Morphology of Yam Languages". In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  3. Discontinuous noun phrases in Ngkolmpu

    Bibliography

    Matthew Carroll. 2020. "Discontinuous noun phrases in Ngkolmpu." Studies in language. 44 (3): 700-721. doi: 10.1075/sl.19015.car.

  4. The languages of Southern New Guinea

    Bibliography

    Evans, Nicholas, Arka, Wayan, Carroll, Matthew, Dohler, Christian, Kashima, Eri, Mittag, Emil, Gast, Volker, Schokkin, Dineke, Quinn, Kyla, Tama, Philip, Van Tongeren, Charlotte, Olsson, Bruno, and Siegel, Jeff. 2017. "The languages of Southern New Guinea". In The Languages and Linguistics of New Guinea: A Comprehensive Guide, 641-774. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

  5. The Ngkolmpu Language with special reference to distributed exponence

    Bibliography

    Matthew Carroll. 2017. The Ngkolmpu Language with special reference to distributed exponence. Canberra : Australian National University PhD thesis.

Justin d'Ambrosio Doctor

Justin d'Ambrosio

  • Title: Doctor
  • Program: Evolution
  • Institution: The Australian National University

Justin commenced with the Evolution program of the Centre in 2021. He is a philosopher of language and mind. He is interested in things like the nature of intentionality, the metaphysics of intentional mental states, the foundations of semantics, the nature of semantic categories, higher-order logic, and also a cluster of issues concerning non-cooperative and strategic speech.

Lucinda Davidson Doctor

Lucinda Davidson

Lucy is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne, whose primary interests lie in the development of language use by children, specifically Indigenous children in Australia. For her PhD (through the ARC funded project, Language Acquisition in Murrinhpatha (LAMP), based at the University of Melbourne), Lucy explored the linguistic and sociocultural understandings of children aged 3 to 7 who are learning the traditional Australian language, Murrinhpatha, as their first language. In her current position she continues to work with Murrinhpatha speakers at Wadeye, NT, with Dr Barbara Kelly and Prof Gillian Wigglesworth, on their project investigating children’s acquisition of narratives. Lucy is also conducting research with Pitjantjatjara speaking children in the remote community of Pipalyatjara, SA, the focus of which is children’s development of nominal case marking.

Recent Publications

  1. Using Categories to Assert Authority in Murrinhpatha-Speaking Children’s Talk

    Bibliography

    Lucinda Davidson. 2022. "Using Categories to Assert Authority in Murrinhpatha-Speaking Children’s Talk." Research on Language and Social Interaction. 55 (1): 18-36. doi: 10.1080/08351813.2022.2026161.

  2. Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project

    Bibliography

    Hellwif, Birgit, Defina, Rebecca, Kidd, Evan, Allen, Shanley, Davidson, Lucinda, Kelly, Barbara F, Haig, Geoffrey, Schnell, Stefan, and Seifart, Frank. 2021. "Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project". In Doing Corpus-Based Typology With Spoken Language Corpora, 29–58. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press.

  3. The pragmatics of managing children's distress in Murrinhpatha, a traditional Australian language

    Bibliography

    Lucinda Davidson, and Barbara Kelly. 2021. "The pragmatics of managing children's distress in Murrinhpatha, a traditional Australian language." Journal of Pragmatics. 184 (1): 167-184. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2021.08.008.

  4. Language Contact and Change through Child First Language Acquisition

    Bibliography

    O'Shannessy, Carmel, Davidson, Lucinda, and Hickey, Raymond. 2020. "Language Contact and Change through Child First Language Acquisition". In The Handbook of Language Contact, 67-91. John Wiley & Sons Ltd..

  5. Allies and adversaries: categories in Murrinhpatha speaking children's talk

    Bibliography

    Lucinda Davidson. 2018. Allies and adversaries: categories in Murrinhpatha speaking children's talk. Melbourne : University of Melbourne PhD Thesis.

Rebecca Defina Doctor

Rebecca Defina

Rebecca joins the Centre from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. For her PhD there, she investigated relationships between linguistic and conceptual event representations, with a particular focus on serial verb constructions in Avatime (a Kwa language spoken in Ghana). Her research incorporated a range of methods including linguistic description, gesture analysis, and behavioural experiments in order to study the relationships between language and thought within different ways of thinking.

She is now carrying out a longitudinal study of acquisition in Pitjantjatjara. For this project, she will be developing a corpus of naturalistic language use and narratives from children and their caregivers. She will also be continuing her work on event segmentation, looking at how Pitjantjatjara children learn to use complex predicates and how the alignment between syntactic, gestural, and conceptual event units develops.

Recent Publications

  1. They Talk Muṯumuṯu: Variable Elision of Tense Suffixes in Contemporary Pitjantjatjara

    Bibliography

    Sasha Wilmoth, Rebecca Defina, and Deborah Loakes. 2021. "They Talk Muṯumuṯu: Variable Elision of Tense Suffixes in Contemporary Pitjantjatjara." Languages. 6 (2): 69. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/languages6020069.

  2. Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project

    Bibliography

    Hellwif, Birgit, Defina, Rebecca, Kidd, Evan, Allen, Shanley, Davidson, Lucinda, Kelly, Barbara F, Haig, Geoffrey, Schnell, Stefan, and Seifart, Frank. 2021. "Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project". In Doing Corpus-Based Typology With Spoken Language Corpora, 29–58. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press.

  3. Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary

    Bibliography

    Cliff Goddard, and Rebecca Defina. 2020. Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary. Alice Springs : IAD Press.

  4. Acquisition of clause chains in Pitjantjatjara

    Bibliography

    Rebecca Defina. 2020. "Acquisition of clause chains in Pitjantjatjara." Frontiers in Psychology. 11: 541. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00541.

  5. Pitjantjatjara language change: some observations and recommendations

    Bibliography

    Makinti Minutjukur, Katrina Tjitayi, Umatji Tjitayi, and Rebecca Defina. 2019. "Pitjantjatjara language change: some observations and recommendations." Australian Aboriginal Studies. (1): 82-91.

Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez Doctor

Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez

  • Title: Doctor
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: The University of Melbourne

Gabriela Garrido is interested in the effects of typological variation on language processing. She did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), where she investigated anticipatory sentence comprehension in Tseltal, a verb-initial Mayan language spoken in Chiapas, Mexico. She is now working with Rachel Nordlinger and Evan Kidd at the School of Languages and Linguistics (the University of Melbourne) on a project that focuses on processing word order in two Australian Indigenous languages (Murrinhpatha and Pitjantjatjara). This project uses eye-tracking methodology to determine how speakers of free word order languages process variable word orders during production and comprehension.

Recent Publications

  1. Sentence planning and production in Murrinhpatha, an Australian 'free word order' language

    Bibliography

    Rachel Nordlinger, Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez, and Evan Kidd. 2022. "Sentence planning and production in Murrinhpatha, an Australian 'free word order' language." Language. 98 (2): 187-220. doi: 10.1353/lan.2022.0008.

  2. Human sickness detection is not dependent on cultural experience

    Bibliography

    Artin Arshamian, Tina Sundelin, Ewelina Wnuk, Carolyn O'Meara, Niclas Burenhult, Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez, Mats Lekander, Mats J Olsson, Julie Lasselin, John Axelsson, and Asifa Majid. 2021. "Human sickness detection is not dependent on cultural experience." Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 288 (1954): 20210922. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0922.

  3. Developmental effects in the online use of morphosyntactic cues in sentence processing: Evidence from Tagalog

    Bibliography

    Rowena Garcia, Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez, and Evan Kidd. 2021. "Developmental effects in the online use of morphosyntactic cues in sentence processing: Evidence from Tagalog." Cognition. 216 (104859): 1-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104859.

Clair Hill Doctor

Clair Hill

Clair Hill is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Western Sydney University. She has special interest and expertise in Australian languages, particularly those of north-eastern Cape York Peninsula. For her PhD research (MPI Nijmegen and University of Leuven), Clair investigated the organisation a highly interactive mode of multi-party storytelling employed by Umpila and Kuuku Ya’u speakers. Her work has also involved team-based collaborative projects on cross-cultural variation in semantics and interaction, language documentation and language revitalisation, and translating research into useful language learning products with the community. In her current position within CoEDL, Clair will work with CI Caroline Jones on early language development in Australian language settings.

Jacki Liddle Doctor

Jacki Liddle

Jacki Liddle is a postdoctoral research fellow and occupational therapist researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. She uses innovative technology, along with qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the needs and experiences of people living with neurological conditions (Parkinson's disease, dementia, stroke), older people and their caregivers, and develop approaches to improve outcomes.

Her research has focussed on the experiences of life transitions related to ageing (for example, driving cessation of older people), illness, and related treatments (for example, deep brain stimulation). Developing technology to measure outcomes including quality of life, wellbeing, time use, and activity and role participation has led to new approaches of monitoring community life and impact of treatments. Researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people during her PhD led to the development of the UQDRIVE program, now called CarFreeMe for older drivers, people with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury. A telehealth trial of the the CarFreeMe program is currently underway.​

Jacki is currently working on the Florence Project with a focus on the lived experience of people living with dementia and their conversation partners, and how to facilitate a co-development approach to communication technology with people living with dementia.

Recent Publications

  1. Doing, being, becoming, and belonging - A diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment

    Bibliography

    Louise Gustafsson, Carol McKinstry, Angus Buchanan, Kate Laver, Genevieve Pepin, Tammy Aplin, Nerida Hyett, Stephen Isbel, Jacki Liddle, and Carolyn Murray. 2022. "Doing, being, becoming, and belonging - A diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment." Australian occupational therapy journal. 69 (4): 375-378. doi: doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12831.

  2. Consumer and Provider Perspectives on Technologies Used Within Aged Care: An Australian Qualitative Needs Assessment Survey

    Bibliography

    Wendy Moyle, Lihui Pu, Jenny Murfield, Billy Sung, Deepa Sriram, Jacki Liddle, Mohamed Estai, Katarzyna Lion, and AACT Collaborative. 2022. "Consumer and Provider Perspectives on Technologies Used Within Aged Care: An Australian Qualitative Needs Assessment Survey." Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648221120082.

  3. Phenomenology of anxiety in people living with mild to moderate dementia: A conceptual meta-ethnographic review

    Bibliography

    Gabriela Pacas Fronza, Jacki Liddle, Leander Mitchell, Gerard Byrne, Nancy Pachana, and Nadeeka Dissanayaka. 2022. "Phenomenology of anxiety in people living with mild to moderate dementia: A conceptual meta-ethnographic review." Dementia. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012221123706.

  4. Advocating the rights of people with dementia to contribute to research: Considerations for researchers and ethics committees

    Bibliography

    Clare O'Connor, Jacki Liddle, Maria O'Reilly, Claudia Meyer, Jade Cartwright, Marita Chisholm, Erin Conway, Elaine Fielding, Amanda Fox, Margaret MacAndrew, Linda Schnitker, Catherine Travers, Karen Watson, Christine While, and Kasia Bail. 2021. "Advocating the rights of people with dementia to contribute to research: Considerations for researchers and ethics committees." Australasian Journal of Ageing. 1-5. doi: 10.1111/ajag.13023.

  5. Staying engaged: experiences and opportunities for diverse populations to age well in Australia

    Bibliography

    Liddle, Jacki, Pachana, Nancy, Rojo-Pérez, Fermina, and Fernández-Mayoralas, Gloria. 2021. "Staying engaged: experiences and opportunities for diverse populations to age well in Australia". In Handbook of active ageing and quality of life: from concepts to applications, 1-36. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Mark Richards Doctor

Mark Richards

Dr Mark Richards is a researcher within the Speech and Language program in MARCS. He has many years' experience as a language teacher (French, Latin and TESOL) in the primary, secondary and adult education sectors. His most recent role was Head of Languages at Meriden (2007-2015). He completed an M.PHIl in linguistics at the University of Sydney in 1994. The project centred on the development of a learners' grammar and language teaching resources for Mangarrayi, in collaboration with members of the Jilkminggan community in the Roper river region of the Northern Territory. He undertook a PhD at MARCS between 2016 and 2019, and again collaborated with the Jilkminggan community to investigate the use of archival audio recordings to support revitalisation of Mangarrayi.

Recent Publications

  1. Matjarr Djuyal: How Using Gesture in Teaching Gathang Helps Preschoolers Learn Nouns.

    Bibliography

    Anjilkurri Rhonda Radley, Caroline Jones, Jose Hanham, and Mark Richards. 2021. "Matjarr Djuyal: How Using Gesture in Teaching Gathang Helps Preschoolers Learn Nouns.." Languages. 6 (2): 1-14. doi: 10.3390/languages6020103.

  2. 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.

  3. Repurposing archival audio materials for language revitalisation in an Aboriginal community

    Bibliography

    Mark Richards, and Josephine Lardy. 2019. "Repurposing archival audio materials for language revitalisation in an Aboriginal community." Babel. 54 (1/2): 41-45.

  4. Revitalisation of an Australian Aboriginal Language: Archival Utterances as Scaffolding for Independent Adult Language Learning

    Bibliography

    Mark Richards. 2019. Revitalisation of an Australian Aboriginal Language: Archival Utterances as Scaffolding for Independent Adult Language Learning. Sydney, NSW : Western Sydney University PhD Thesis.

  5. Building Speech Recognition Systems for Language Documentation: The CoEDL Endangered Language Pipeline and Inference System (ELPIS)

    Bibliography

    Ben Foley, Josh Arnold, Rolando Coto-Solano, Gautier Durantin, T. Mark Ellison, Daan van Esch, Scott Heath, František Kratochvíl, Zara Maxwell-Smith, David Nash, Ola Olsson, Mark Richards, Nay San, Hywel Stoakes, Nick Thieberger, and Janet Wiles. 2018. "Building Speech Recognition Systems for Language Documentation: The CoEDL Endangered Language Pipeline and Inference System (ELPIS)". In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages, 205-209. Gurugram, India.

Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia Doctor

Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia

Luis commenced with the Centre at our UQ Node in mid-September 2018. Luis attained his PhD within the Language in Interaction Research Consortium (currently located at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands). His research was from two main axes: linguistic theory and grammatical description.

Recent Publications

  1. Pre-Historical Language Contact in Peruvian Amazonia: A dynamic approach to Shawi (Kawapanan)

    Bibliography

    Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia. 2021. Pre-Historical Language Contact in Peruvian Amazonia: A dynamic approach to Shawi (Kawapanan). : John Benjamins.

  2. The Chachapuya language and Proto-Kawapanan: lexical affinities and hypothetical contact scenarios

    Bibliography

    Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia. 2020. "The Chachapuya language and Proto-Kawapanan: lexical affinities and hypothetical contact scenarios." Indiana. 37 (1): 155-188. doi: 10.18441/ind.v37i1.155-188.

  3. Shawi (Chayahuita)

    Bibliography

    Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, Andrés Napurí, and Lei Wang. 2020. "Shawi (Chayahuita)." Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 50 (3): 417-430. doi: 10.1017/S0025100318000415.

  4. Mixing and semantic transparency in the genesis of Yilan Japanese

    Bibliography

    Rojas-Berscia, Luis Miguel, Smith, Norval, Veenstra, Tonjes, and Aboh, Enoch Oladé. 2020. "Mixing and semantic transparency in the genesis of Yilan Japanese". In Advances in Contact Linguistics: In hour of Pieter Muysken, 262-282. John Benjamins.

  5. O português dos jovens da aldeia Afukuri: notas sobre o contato linguístico no Alto Xingu notas sobre o contato linguístico no Alto Xingu

    Bibliography

    Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, Douglas William Pereira, and Makukan Mehinaku Kuikuro. 2020. "O português dos jovens da aldeia Afukuri: notas sobre o contato linguístico no Alto Xingu notas sobre o contato linguístico no Alto Xingu." Brazilian Journal of Anthropological Linguistics. 12 (1): 17-35. doi: 10.26512/rbla.v12i1.31045.

Research Associates

Roy Barker

Roy Barker

  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: Australian National University

Roy is a proud Muruwari with an intimate understanding of his cultural heritage and knowledge systems. He has over 30 years’ experience both leading and working within teams in the private and public sectors. During this time, he has forged meaningful partnerships across many Aboriginal communities resulting in the promotion, celebration, and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage. The partnership formed between ANU, and the Barker family has enabled this multi-faceted project Muruwari Ngulli Yaandibu come to fruition.

Recent Publications

  1. Automated speech tools for helping communities process restricted-access corpora for language revival efforts

    Bibliography

    Nay San, Martijin Bartelds, Tolulope Ogunremi, Alison Mount, Ruben Thompson, Michael Higgins, Roy Barker, Jane Simpson, and Dan Jurafsky. 2022. "Automated speech tools for helping communities process restricted-access corpora for language revival efforts". In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, 41-51. Dublin.

Inge Kral Doctor

Inge Kral

Inge is a linguistic anthropologist working with Jennifer Green and Jane Simpson on Elizabeth Ellis’ ARC Discovery Indigenous Award investigating Western Desert speech styles and verbal arts in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands region of Western Australia. Co-affiliated with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR-ANU) Inge draws on some thirty years experience in Indigenous education, language and literacy in remote Australia. As an ethnographer of language and literacy her research interests include literacy as social practice; adolescent language socialisation; out-of-school learning; and youth, digital media and new literacies. She recently completed an ARC DECRA researching changing modes of communication and the socio-cultural and linguistic consequences of digital technologies in remote Indigenous Australia. Current projects include ‘Getting in Touch: Language and digital inclusion in Australian Indigenous communities’ and a youth media and literacy project in an Orang Asli indigenous village in Peninsular Malaysia.

Recent Publications

  1. A strong start for every Indigenous child

    Bibliography

    Inge Kral, Lyn Fasoli, Hilary Smith, Barbra Meek, and Rowena Phair. 2021. "A strong start for every Indigenous child." OECD Education Working Papers. 251: 1-87. doi: 10.1787/ebcc34a6-en.

  2. Digital drawings from the desert

    Bibliography

    Green, Jennifer, Kral, Inge, Ellis, Elizabeth, Kral, Inge, and Green, Jennifer. 2020. "Digital drawings from the desert". In i-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories from the Western Desert of Central Australia, 6-21. Perth: UWA Press.

  3. i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra Stories from the Western Desert of Central Australia

    Bibliography

    Jennifer Green, Elizabeth Ellis, and Inge Kral. 2020. i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra Stories from the Western Desert of Central Australia. Perth : UWA Publishing.

  4. In the Time of their Lives

    Bibliography

    Inge Kral, and Elizabeth Ellis. 2020. In the Time of their Lives. Perth : UWA Publishing.

  5. Language vitality in and out of school in a remote Indigenous Australian context

    Bibliography

    Kral, Inge, and Ellis, Elizabeth. 2019. "Language vitality in and out of school in a remote Indigenous Australian context". In A World of Indigenous Languages—Politics, Pedagogies, and Prospects for Language Revitalization and Maintenance, Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Doug Marmion Doctor

Doug Marmion

  • Title: Doctor
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: AIATSIS

Originally from Perth, Doug worked as a teacher at Yirara College (a residential school for secondary age Aboriginal children from remote communities) in Alice Springs, followed by three years as Adult Educator for the community of Walungurru (also known as Kintyre) 400 kms west of Alice Springs. While in Central Australia he began learning the Western Desert Language and studying linguistics, which eventually led to him taking up the position of Senior Linguist at the Yamaji Language Centre in Geraldton, Western Australia. In this position he worked with speakers of various languages of the Murchison-Gascoyne region (including Wajarri, Badimaya, Nhanda, Malgana, Warriyangka, Ngarlawangka and Wanmala) to document those languages from the remaining speakers and develop strategies for their maintenance and revival.

Following this Doug completed a PhD in linguistics at the Australian National University with a description of Wutung, a complex, tonal Papuan language and member of the Skou language family, spoken on the north-west coast of Papua New Guinea.

Doug joined AIATSIS in 2010 as the Linguistics Research Fellow. Doug’s primary research interests are across the areas of Indigenous language description, documentation and revitalisation in Australia. He is presently working with the Ngunawal community of Canberra on the revival of their language and has continuing interests in the documentation of the Western Australian languages Ngajumaya, and Wajarri, and the historical linguistics of the Kartu subgroup of languages.

Doug was co-author of both the first (2005) and second (2014) National Indigenous Language Surveys and is one of the lead authors of the Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages.

Doug’s work for the Centre of Excellence is focused on the AIATSIS archives and drawing on language materials held there to construct corpora of Australian languages.

Recent Publications

  1. Paper and Talk: the Australian Breath of Life Pilot Project

    Bibliography

    Doug Marmion, Alexandra Andriolo, Kylie Simpson, Emma Murphy, Amy Parncutt, and Alice Gaby. 2020. "Paper and Talk: the Australian Breath of Life Pilot Project". In Proceedings of the 23rd annual conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, Sydney, Australia.

David Wilkins Doctor

David Wilkins

David Wilkins is an anthropological linguist who explores the relationship between language use, culture and cognition. His publications range across lexical semantics, pragmatics, semantic change, gesture, aphasia and augmentative and alternative communication. He has done fieldwork in central Australia and Far North Queensland. In the area of documentary and descriptive linguistics, he is currently working to show how and why the current model of grammar, dictionary and texts needs to be complemented by a grammar of language use, an ethno-thesaurus, an ethnography of speaking and an account of a community's paralinguistic repertoire and the interface of language with other culturally available semiotic systems.

Recent Publications

  1. With or Without Speech: Arandic Sign Language from Central Australia

    Bibliography

    Jennifer Green, and David Wilkins. April 3, 2014. "With or Without Speech: Arandic Sign Language from Central Australia." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (2): 234-261. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2014.887407.

  2. What women want: Teaching and learning pronouns in Ngarrindjeri

    Bibliography

    Mary-Anne Gale, Angela Giles, Jane Simpson, Rob Amery, and David Wilkins. 2021. "What women want: Teaching and learning pronouns in Ngarrindjeri." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 41 (4): 477-502. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2022.2027867.

  3. Bound, free and in between: A review of pronouns in Ngarrindjeri in the world as it was

    Bibliography

    Mary-Anne Gale, Rob Amery, Jane Simpson, and David Wilkins. 2021. "Bound, free and in between: A review of pronouns in Ngarrindjeri in the world as it was." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 41 (3): 314-343. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07268602.2021.1967875.

  4. The Demonstrative Questionnaire: “THIS” and “THAT” in Comparative Perspective

    Bibliography

    Wilkins, David. 2018. "The Demonstrative Questionnaire: “THIS” and “THAT” in Comparative Perspective". In Demonstratives in Cross-Linguistic Perspective, 43-71. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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