Welcome! I am a retired Linguistics researcher living in London and this is my personal homepage where you can find information and news about what I am currently working on, as well as links to blogs and a podcast that I contribute to. You can also download my publications, presentations, and draft papers that are not yet published.
(1) 2023-05-13 added Dieri (Diyari) language podcasts link to this page;
(2) 2023-04-22 added presentation on "Language and culture revitalisation: ‘official’ models and support vs. local needs – experiences in South Australia" link;
(3) 2023-03-20 edited and updated details of my Diyari language project;
(4) 2023-01-28 added presentation on "Going back to the field after many decades: experiences in South and Western Australia" link;
(5) 2023-01-28 added published paper "Making 2,180 pages more useful: the Dieri dictionary of J.G. Reuther" link
I publish podcasts in and about the Dieri (Diyari) language, spoken in South Australia. You can listen to episodes here. If you have the Spotify app on your phone, mobile device, or computer search for Dieri Yawarra and click Follow to listen and get regular updates as new episodes are published.
I am co-editor with David Nathan of EL Publishing, an online platform that publishes quality peer-reviewed open access eBooks and multimedia on documentation, description, and support of endangered and minoritised languages. We publish on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation. All publications are double-blind peer reviewed, and are free to download under a Creative Commons licence. Find out more here.
Note: the journal Language Documentation and Description is now hosted by Aperio at the University of Virginia.
I am co-author with David Nathan of EL Blog, which provides a place for challenge and debate around topics having to do with endangered languages, and includes updates on our publications work and other activities. You can find out more about this and other blogs that I contribute to here.
EL Training was established by David Nathan and myself in 2014 to deliver high quality workshops (1-14 days) on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation. We emphasise practical skills and group-based hands-on project work. Our website has freely downloadable curriculum, reference, and teaching materials from several years of training courses, and is currently being updated.
You can find out more about me here, or on English Wikipedia, Wikidata, Polish Wikipedia, WorldCat, and University of Uppsala (in Swedish). You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Research Gate, and Academia.
To find out about new developments, new publications, training courses or things that I am currently working on, click on the News tab above.