Latest News (2021)
- Language Preservation - Language and Culture Research Centre PhD candidate Rob Bradshaw has been involved with the Doromu-Koki speaking community since 2001. Doromu-Koki is an endangered Papuan language of Central Province, Papua New Guinea, nestled in the Owen Stanley ranges to the Southeast of the capital, Port Moresby. Read more about Rob’s involvement with this language in The Cairns Institute Newsletter ( page 10, April 2021 ed) at https://bit.ly/APR2021_TCI_NEWS or download the pdf document here.
- I Saw a Dog: An ode to languages and the intricacies of communication. See the Irish Times Book review: "Alexandra Aikhenvald’s breadth of linguistic knowledge fills this study with fascinating nuggets of information." https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/i-saw-a-dog-an-ode-to-languages-and-the-intricacies-of-communication-1.4522211
- International Conference
- Ciucci, Luca Forthcoming 2021. The interaction of grammar and society in Ayoreo (Bolivia, Paraguay) / La interacción de gramática y sociedad en ayoreo (Bolivia,Paraguay). Talk to be held at Coloquio de Investigación Lingüística 2021, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico. April 9, 2021. See details here .
- Robbins Burling was a great scholar (everyone, including JCU students who did Anthropological linguistics at JCU, know his books!). And his contribution to the Tibeto-Burman field was outstanding. Robbins passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021. Read Mark Post's obituary of him.
- 21 February 2021 will be the ‘Mother language Day' – See the article written by Bianca de Lobyn (JCU College of Arts, Society and Education) about its importance. The article also provides and insight into Prof. Sasha Aikhenvald's background. It can be found at https://www.jcu.edu.au/this-is-uni/people-and-societies/articles/why-we-need-our-mother-language and also on the JCU homepage, if you scroll down a little bit, under the headline "Seeing the world in a different light" https://www.jcu.edu.au/
- View details about the publication of Bob Dixon’s new monograph The Essence of linguistic analysis: an integrated approach published by Brill on 5 February 2021.
- Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald and her team from Sydney University has received a grant close to AUD500,000 to do a project at James Cook University to help Hmong Australian language survive. Professor Aikhenvald, Nathan White, Dr Gary Lee Yia and Vang Yee Chang President of Hmong Australian Association Cairns branch share their insights on SBSHmong 'Saving Hmong Australian language'. See and hear the details here at the following link: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/audio/saving-hmong-australian-language
- Presentation by Dr Hannah Sarvasy, DECRA, Marcs Institute, University of Western Sydney, within the (renowned) series Abralin ao Vivo (the talk took place at 9 am Cairns time 19 January 2020). Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online is an initiative of the Brazilian Linguistics Association and is designed to give students and researchers free access to state-of-the-art discussions on the most diverse topics related to the study of human language (SEE FURTHER DETAILS HERE)
- View the interview with anthropologist and LCRC Adjunct Research Fellow Mario Arrien in the television program Sociedad Abierta [Open Society], presented by the journalist Enrique Fernández. The topic of the program was the concept of ‘Culture’.
- Interview with Luca Ciucci (LCRC), José Chuvé, Brittany Hausen, Andrey Nikulin and Claudia Vaca, organizers of the conference Bobikíxh - I Encuentro de lenguas originarias de la región chiquitana [First meeting on the languages of the Chiquitania region] in the program Voces Indígenas Urbanas, Radio Santa Cruz 92.2. November 14, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/501027686592949/videos/850250069078495
- Further information from Péter Maitz about the Unserdeutch Project and reference to the website at https://www.germanistik.unibe.ch/research/projects/unserdeutsch_rabaul_creole_german/index_eng.html
- INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY, 11 December 2020 - From Pema Wangdi (Linguistics PhD candidate at JCU, Language and Culture Research Centre) - who tells us more about growing up in a country with some of the tallest mountains in the world, how people used to find love and why prayer flags matter during . See this article "Bhutan: Preserving the languages of the mountains" written by Bianca de Loryn, College of Arts, Society and Education, JCU: https://www.jcu.edu.au/this-is-uni/people-and-societies/articles/mountains-of-bhutan
- Women in Research - More than 300 women in academia registered for the Resilience in Research webinar in the "Women in Research 'Small Wins' series," and 100+ women joined live! ARC Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald participated with others in the panel, sharing their practical tips on resilience. See more about the webinar here.
- Luca Ciucci - In Memoriam Gabriella Erica Pia (access here)
- Helping the Aussie Hmong language survive: Professors Alexandra Aikhenvald, Professor RMW Dixon from JCU, and Associate Professor Nerida Jarkey from the University of Sydney have received nearly $500,000 in Australian Research Council Linkage funding to study how the language and culture of the Hmong people can better survive in Australia – several decades after the ethnic group came here as refugees following the Vietnam war (JCU media Release Friday 20 Oct 2020) (see more about the project here)
- From Sasha Aikhenvald and Simon Foale - a link to a fascinating film "Guardianes de la Lengua", also a note from the Pacific Librarian at ANU, Tom Foley
- Access a recording (and presentation material) of a plenary presentation by Distinguished Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald at Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Health and Well-being in Asia & the Pacific (25-27 November 2020) The languages of well-being: A view from the Pacific
- Luca Ciucci interview by Voces Indígenas Urbanas on Radio Santa Cruz 92.2 about the online conference we are organizing (Bobikíxh - I Encuentro de lenguas originarias de la región chiquitana).
- Homage to Lucy Seki from Sasha Aikhenvald Please access the YouTube link https://youtu.be/zuI9R1nfOdY - A short video, Homage to Lucy Seki, a great Brazilian linguist, from Sasha Aikhenvald Find out more about JCU: https://www.jcu.edu.au/
- ‘There are no words’: As coronavirus kills Indigenous elders, endangered languages face extinction. An article by Terrence McCoy and Heloísa Traiano in the Washington Post Oct.7 2020
- From Péter Maitz - News on Unserdeustch in Frankfurter Allgemeine, one of the major newspapers in Germany (September 2020)
- On-line Conference in La Paz with Dr Luca Ciucci (16:40 to 17:20 Bolivian hour 9-25-20) (06:40 to 07:20 Australia hour 9-26-20) "Seminario fonéticos-fonológicos y morfosintácticos de las lenguas originarias" SEE DETAILS AND YOUTUBE LINK HERE
- Texts in the Indigenous Languages of the Pacific (TILP) series is a supplement to Language and Linguistics in Melanesia. CALL FOR PROPOSALS (See details here)
- Congratulations to Dr Junwei Bai (Abe) for being awarded the Medal for Excellence for his outstanding PhD thesis awarded a ‘cum laude’
- From Felix Ameka - "You are invited to join me for a lecture in the Abralin Linguists Online series on July 7, 2020 at 10 am BRT ( = -3 UTC), that is 13 hours GMT; 15 hours CET."
- Zoom meeting and talk by Prof Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald: ‘The grammar of well-being: how to talk about health and illness in tropical societies’ ou A gramática do bem-estar: o discurso de saude e doença nas sociedades tropicais’ - Friday, May 22 at 8PM (BRT: Brazil Time; UTC -3), Saturday 9 am Cairns time (Australia)
- Robert Bradshaw's Book Review of "A Grammar of Nungon: A Papuan Language of Northeast New Guinea by Hannah S. Sarvasy" (access the download from here)
- SBS radio interview with Nathan White (LCRC) on Hmong grammar book and medical corpus (24/11/19)
- A message from Prof Craig Volker inviting reviews of recently published books for Language & Linguistics in Melanesia
- Firew Worku farewell lunch - photos
- Junwei Bai (Abe) farewell lunch - photos
- Photos from Santa Cruz de la Sierra and San Javierto (courtesy of Luca Ciucci)
- Chris Holz Piano recital
- News from Luca Ciucci, from Bolivia
- JCU Cultural Diversity
- Visitors to LCRC 2019
- LCRC 2019 Bulletin
- ALS August 2019 Newsletter
- Luca Ciucci makes Headlines "Da Livorno all’Australia «Come Indiana Jones scopro le lingue più antiche del mondo» "(Francesca Suggi: Il Tirreno 5 August 2019 viii)
- Luca Ciucci television interview May 2019
- Townsville Bulletin review of Prof Bob Dixon's 'Australia's original languages'
- PhD Scholarship opportunities for 2019 academic year
- Murui oral literature collection project
- Dr Katarzyna Wojtylak awarded PhD
International Conference Congreso Internacional Congrés Internacional
VERB AND CONTEXT
Universidad de Alicante Universitat d’Alacant, Seu Universitària de la Nucia
13-14 April 2021 (online): 13 y 14 de abril (en línea): 13 i 14 d’abril (en línia)
‘Verb and context’ is an international conference based at the University of Alicante, or Alacant, Valencia, Spain. The conference aims at exploring the impact of shared knowledge on verb categories. Shared knowledge is viewed in a wide sense, as a perspective that comes across different semantic and discursive categories –i.e. (external and internal) temporality, modality, evidentiality, (inter)subjectivity, and mirativity at the opposite side–, but it also allows us to approach certain issues related to information structure and even to the conception of meaning.
The conference includes numerous international speakers. The booklet of abstracts will be available shortly, as will be the zoom connection. SEE DETAILS HERE