From 10th to 114th June 2023 I will be participating in the Language Documentation Summer School (LDSS 2023) at the L’Orientale University in Naples. I will be contributing the following course components:
1. What is linguistic fieldwork? Goals and outcomes
what is fieldwork? why do we do it? where do we do it?
overview of types of approaches to fieldwork (library, office, mud hut, online, collaboration in cyberspace)
2. Fieldwork data and research methods
what counts as data? ideologies versus performances, role of metadata
Since the beginning of this year, I have added quite a bit of new material to this website, including project descriptions, as well as reorganising, adding, and correcting links to downloadable materials. Here are the new developments since January:
2023-01-28 added published paper “Making 2,180 pages more useful: the Dieri dictionary of J.G. Reuther” link
2023-01-28 added presentation on “Going back to the field after many decades: experiences in South and Western Australia” link;
In the last couple of months, I have added quite a bit of new material to this website, including project descriptions, as well as adding and correcting lots of links to downloadable materials. Here are the new developments:
Today I reorganised and restructured the section of my personal website that deals with Websites and Blogs:
websites I have been involved in creating now have their own Websites page;
blogs I contribute to now have their own Blogs page;
I have created a separate listing of the 170 blog posts I wrote between February 2007 and November 2012 for the Transient Languages and Cultures blog that later become the Endangered Languages and Cultures blog.
As always, comments and feedback on any of these new sections are welcome.
I have now created a page for talks and presentations I will be giving in 2021, and moved the set for 2020 to a separate page. You can download PDFs of all my existing and future presentations under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial).
Today I uploaded version 2.10 of the second edition of my Grammar of Diyari, South Australia — it is downloadable here. This version includes two sample glossed texts, additional comparative remarks on related languages, and typographic and formatting corrections.
The slides are now available here from my Invited webinar for the Department of Linguistics, Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, India, on “Language endangerment: what is it and what can we do about it?”. The talk was presented on 14 December 2020 and repeated 17 December 2020 (due to Google outage partway through on 2020-12-14)
I am currently working on a project on the Malyangapa language which was traditionally spoken in far western New South Wales and eastern South Australia. This work is based on materials collected by Stephen A. Wurm in 1957 together with some older sources and data collected by Jeremy Beckett and Luise Hercus. You can read more about the project here.
There are now available for download sixpresentations from talks and lectures I gave in 2018. You can download PDFs under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) from this page. Materials from talks for other years will be added in future.
There are now available for download five presentations from talks and lectures I gave in 2019. You can download PDFs under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) from this page. Materials from talks for other years will be added in future.