ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SERIES (Room D003-017, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs)
Members of the LCRC will give a semi-formal talk on an area of grammar. Participants will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback, and discuss the topic together. These are designed for students to be able to attend and be involved, and are planned to be held in person and via Zoom.
Monday 27 September 2021 - Dr Alex Walker Language Revitalisation and Fragmented Languages: Recovering the Chhé’ee Fokaa Language
Monday 25 October 2021 - Dr Nathan White - Secundative Alignment and Passivisation in Yowlumne
Monday 22 November 2021 - Dr Luca Ciucci - Reconstructing a rarum: the Proto-Zamucoan nominal suffixation
INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM SERIES (Room D003-017, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs)
Speakers will be invited to give a formal talk on grammar or discourse from a language of interest. These are designed for students, staff and overseas adjunct faculty to attend, and are planned to be held in person and via Zoom.
ROTATING WORKSHOP SERIES (Room D003-017, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs)
Members of the LCRC and Linguistic students will give updates on their ongoing work, present analytical problems or other discoveries of interest, and get ideas and feedback from colleagues. These are planned to be in-person gatherings only.
Group Photo, International Workshop 'Possession and Ownership', JCU, 2010
Key From Left to Right: Back Row: Prof Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Prof Isabelle Bril, Dr Felix Ameka, Dr Tianqiao (Mike) lu, Prof Lev Michael, Dr Yongxian Luo, Dr Michael Wood Middle Row: Dr Anne Schwarz, Associate Prof. Rosita Henry, Prof Anne Storch, Dr Gloria Gravelle, Dr Mark Post Front Row: Prof Sasha Aikhenvald, Prof Bob Dixon, Elena Rhind, Prof Alan Dench
Intensive block course for graduate and postgraduate candidates
When faced with people at your field site who speak a language different from your own, how to proceed?
JCU’s Language and Culture Research Centre (LCRC) will run the highly successful Linguistic Skills for Ethnographic Research Masterclass on 5-6 April 2018 at JCU Cairns (Room D3.144, The Cairns Institute).
This free two-day workshop may be credited towards the elective component of RD7003: Professional Development.
Organised by Dr Kasia Wojtylak, the masterclass will host invited speakers Dr Alex Walker, Dr Luca Ciucci, and PhD students in linguistics Abe Bai Junwei and Nathan White.
The course has been designed for anthropologists and other researchers who conduct fieldwork in areas where non-written and lesser-known languages are spoken. It will introduce candidates to reasons why competency in the local language could be important to their research, and give them introductory concrete, practical methods for language learning and linguistic documentation.
0900-1030 Introduction to language, linguistics, and fieldwork research (Kasia Wojtylak)
1100-1230 Language sounds and the IPA (Luca Ciucci)
1330-1400 Monolingual demonstration with speaker of non-European language (Kasia Wojtylak)
1400-1530 Introduction to morphological analysis (Kasia Wojtylak)
1600-1700 Further discussion of practical field techniques related to the day's topics (Kasia Wojtylak)
Day 2 | Fri 6 April 2018
0900-1030 How phonology relates to phonetics (Alex Walker)
1100-1230 Understanding syntax (Nathan White)
1330-1430 Interesting topics in linguistics: genders and noun class markers, evidentiality, case marking (Kasia Wojtylak and Abe Bai Junwei)
1430-1500 Analysis of undescribed language morphology (Kasia Wojtylak)
1530-1600 Ethics of linguistic fieldwork (Kasia Wojtylak)
1600-1700 Existing software for dictionary building and language analysis (Abe Bai Junwei)
1700-1730 Summary, addressing individual questions, and wrap-up (Kasia Wojtylak)
News and photos from the April 2018 workshop
You are faced with people at your field site who speak a language different from your own: how to proceed?
The LCRC ran the highly successful Linguistic Skills for Ethnographic Field Research Masterclass on 5-6 April 2018 at The Cairns Institute, JCU.
The Masterclass, organised and run by Dr Kasia Wojtylak, also included lectures by LCRC linguists, Dr Alex Walker, Dr Luca Ciucci, and the PhD students, Bai Junwei (Abe) and Nathan White.
The course was designed for anthropologists and other researchers who conduct fieldwork in areas where non-written and lesser-known languages are spoken. The course introduced students to reasons why competency in the local language could be important to their research, and gave them introductory concrete, practical methods for linguistic research.
Masterclass topics included:
introduction to language
ethics of linguistic fieldwork, and
demonstration of software for dictionary-building and language-analysis.
Nathan White, together with Bai Junwei, led a special event during the course – a monolingual demonstration with a speaker of non-European language – or, in other words – what do you do when you meet someone and you have no language in common? The workshop sparked a series of vibrant conversations among students discussing intricacies of the grammatical systems of world’s languages.