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Workshops and Presentations

Upcoming Workshops

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SERIES

(Unless otherwise advised, this will take place in Room D003-003, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs on a Monday)

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.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: nathan.white1@jcu.edu.au.

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Time: Monday, 21 March 2022 at 3:30 pm

Robert L. Bradshaw, a PhD candidate at JCU, will discuss "Perspectives on orthography issues in Papua New Guinea".

An abstract and bio for R. Bradshaw can be accessed via this link.

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Time: Monday, 15 August 2022 at 3:30 pm

Abu Saleh Mohammad Rafi, an adjunct lecturer at JCU, will discuss “Blending translanguaging and CLIL: pedagogical benefits and ideological challenges”.

The discussion will be in D003 - 003 or via Zoom link.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: nathan.white1@jcu.edu.au

An abstract and bio for  Abu Saleh Mohammad Rafi can be accessed via this link.

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INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM SERIES

(Unless otherwise advised, this will take place in Room D003-003, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs on a Monday)

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.

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Monday 7 February 2022

Guest  Speaker  Theodore Nash – Mycenaean Orthography Through Space and Time

Theodore Nash has published on the development of writing systems in the Bronze Age Mediterranean and participates in the University of Cincinnati ‘Palace of Nestor’ excavations at Pylos in southern Greece.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 28 February 2022

Guest Speaker Joe Blythe - "Are you my mother? Learning to discern who's who within a universal kinship system"

Joe Blythe's research focuses on Indigenous Australian languages, including Murrinhpatha, Gija, and Jaru. He is the Associate Secretary for the Australian Linguistic Society.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 14 March 2022

Guest Speaker Knut Olawsky - Community Identity and Kununurra Kriol Orthography

Knut Olawsky works with Indigenous languages of Australia, including documentation work and language maintenance and revitalization efforts.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 11 April 2022

Guest Speaker Daniel W. Hieber - Obsolescence or diachronic change? Embracing variation in linguistic analysis.

Daniel Hieber’s work focuses on Indigenous North American languages, especially the Chitimacha (Sitimaxa) language of Louisiana. He currently works with heritage speakers to revitalize the language.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 2 May 2022

Guest Speaker Professor Fernando O. de Carvalho - On the relationship between the Arawakan and Arawan families of South America: a (so far) unwritten chapter in Western Amazonian language history.

Professor Fernando O. de Carvalho, is an expert on the historical linguistics of the languages of the Amazon and neighbouring regions.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 13 June 2022

Guest Speaker Dr Simon Overall - Reconstructing diversity: The Marañón river basin in North Peru

Dr Overall works with South American Indigenous languages and has published a comprehensive grammar of Aguaruna. Since 2013, he has also worked with speakers of Kandozi-Chapra, a language isolate in the north of Peru.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 4 July 2022

Guest Speaker Lameen Souag - Korandje: Between Linguistic Areas

Lameen Souag explores language change and linguistic history, especially in northern Africa. His fieldwork focuses mainly on Korandje (Songhay, Algeria) and Siwi (Berber, Egypt), two endangered languages whose long isolation from their nearest relatives has helped induce multiple layers of exceptionally intense contact effects.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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Monday 1 August 2022

Guest Speaker Dr Timothy Henry-Rodriguez - Forming a Community-friendly and Community-informed Orthography for Ventureño Chumash

Dr. Henry-Rodriguez researches the Chumashan languages of California. His recent project was a grammar and lexicon of the now extinct Purisimeño Chumash language of Central California.

Attendance registration and Zoom details please contact: neil.alexander.walker@gmail.com

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ROTATING WORKSHOP SERIES

(Unless otherwise advised, this will take place in Room D003-003, The Cairns Institute - between 1530 hrs and 1730 hrs on a Monday)

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.

Attendance registration, please contact: nathan.white1@jcu.edu.au

Program to be advised