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Biography

Born in Los Angeles, grew up mainly in New York, where I attended the Bronx High School of Science. Completed B.A. at New York University, majoring in Greek and Latin, with minors in Linguistics and Classical Civilization. Attended New York University for M.A. degree, specializing in Turkish and Byzantine Greek. Completed Ph.D. in linguistics at McGill University in Montreal.

Qualifications

  • PhD, McGill University - Canada
  • Master of Arts, New York University
  • Bachelor of Arts, New York University

Research

Research keywords

  • Artificial languages
  • Case theory
  • Latin and Greek linguistics
  • Onomastics
  • Turkic languages

Research expertise

Linguistics

Languages

  • French

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200400Linguistics100

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Journal of Universal Language
  • Editor - Australian Journal of Linguistics

Invitations

Finno-Ugric Peoples and Places in Culinary Terminology
Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Canada (Conference Presentation - non published.)
1998
"Possibilities of Adpositional Case Assignment"
Syracuse University, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Australia (Invited talk)
2003
"The case-marking properties of 'icin' and its cognates in other Turkic languages
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Informatics Institute, Turkey (Invited talk)
2004

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Libert AR, 'On the Range and Variety of Cases Assigned by Adpositions', Language Universals and Variation, Praeger, USA 131-154 (2002) [B1]
2004Libert AR, Artificial Descendants of Latin, Lincom Europa, Munich (2004) [A1]
2003Libert AR, Mixed Artificial Languages, Lincom Europa, Munich, 106 (2003) [A1]
2002Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, 'On the Form and Function of Reflexives in Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 3 36 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2007Libert AR, 'A principles and parameters account of the case marking properties of the Turkish postposition Icin and its cognates in other Turkish languages', Proceedings of WAFL 2: Workshop on Altaic Formal Languages (MIT Working Papers in Linguistics), Istanbul (2007) [E1]

This paper appeared in the MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, which, in spite of its title, is a major journal of linguistics. This issue of the journal contains the proceedings from a highly prestigious conference in the field of Altaic linguistics.

Publications

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Book (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Libert AR, Adpositions and Other Parts of Speech, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 145 (2013) [A1]
2013Newbrook M, Libert A, Curtain J, Strange Linguistics: A skeptical linguist looks at non-mainstream ideas about language, Lincom Europa, Munich, 388 (2013) [A2]
2011Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, Aspects of the Grammar and Lexica of Artificial Languages, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 180 (2011) [A1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2009Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, Essays on Natural and Artificial Languages, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 188 (2009) [A1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2008Libert AR, Daughters of Esperanto, LINCOM Europa, Munich, Germany, 178 (2008) [A1]
2006Libert AR, Ambipositions, LINCOM Europa, Munich, Germany, 100 (2006) [A1]
2004Libert AR, Artificial Descendants of Latin, Lincom Europa, Munich (2004) [A1]
2003Libert AR, Mixed Artificial Languages, Lincom Europa, Munich, 106 (2003) [A1]
2000Libert AR, A Priori Artificial Languages, Lincom Europa, Munich, 139 (2000) [A1]
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Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Libert AR, 'What can Pragmaticists Learn from Studying Artificial Languages?', Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmatics, Springer, Cham 397-432 (2013) [B1]
2010Libert AR, 'Comparing comparatives in artificial languages', Artificial Languages: Themes in Linguistics and Philosophy, GRIN Verlag, Munich 109-115 (2010) [B2]
2008Libert AR, 'Case marking of Turkic adpositional objects', Adpositions: Pragmatic, Semantic and Syntactic Perspectives, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 229-255 (2008) [B1]
2002Libert AR, 'On the Range and Variety of Cases Assigned by Adpositions', Language Universals and Variation, Praeger, USA 131-154 (2002) [B1]
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Journal article (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Libert AR, 'Writing for University', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 34 624-625 (2014) [C3]
2014Libert AR, 'New Finnish Grammar', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 34 292-293 (2014) [C3]
2013Libert AR, 'The Representation of Uralic Languages in Artificial International Auxiliary Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 14 117-142 (2013) [C1]
2013Libert AR, 'Foreign Languages: What They Don't Often Tell You, 3rd edition', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 33 236-238 (2013) [C3]
2013Libert AR, 'Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 33 519-520 (2013) [C3]
2012Libert AR, 'On the morphological status of Için and its Cognates in some other Turkic languages', Dilbilim Arastirmalari, 1 81-101 (2012) [C1]
2012Libert AR, 'The representation of Korean and other Altaic languages in artificial international auxiliary languages', Journal of Universal Language, 13 125-167 (2012) [C1]
2012Libert AR, 'Adpositions [Book review]', Studies in Language, 36 208-214 (2012) [C3]
2012Libert AR, ''Australian LOTE: Achieving broad and deep competence in languages at school' and 'Talking to the whole wide world: Integrated LOTE and intercultural studies for Australian primary schools' [Book review]', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 32 198-201 (2012) [C3]
2012Libert AR, 'Talking to the Whole Wide World: Integrated LOTE and Intercultural Studies for Australian Primary Schools', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 32 198-201 (2012) [C3]
2012Libert AR, 'Adpositions', STUDIES IN LANGUAGE, 36 208-214 (2012) [C3]
2012Libert AR, 'Australian LOTE: Achieving Broad and Deep Competence in Languages at School', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 32 198-201 (2012) [C3]
2011Libert AR, 'Free linguistics conference', Philologia, 149-150 (2011) [C3]
2009Libert AR, 'Language, frogs and savants', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 29 403-405 (2009) [C3]
2008Libert AR, 'On Comitatives and Related Categories', Word, 59 268-270 (2008) [C3]
2008Libert AR, 'Fuzziness and Japanese grammar: A prototype analysis', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 28 95-97 (2008) [C3]
2008Libert AR, 'A glossary of semantics and pragmatics', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 28 88-90 (2008) [C3]
2006Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, 'Questions in Natural and Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 7 65-120 (2006) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2005Libert AR, 'The noun in Turkish: Its argument structure and the compounding straitjacket.', WORD-JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION, 56 282-284 (2005)
2004Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, 'Possibilities for Passives in Natural and Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 5 101-149 (2004) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2003Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, 'A Survey of Relative Pronouns and Their Uses in Natural and Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 4 61-116 (2003) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2002Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, 'On the Form and Function of Reflexives in Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 3 36 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTO MOSKOVSKY

2002Libert AR, 'Feature Distribution in Swedish Noun Phrases', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 22 277-280 (2002) [C3]
2001Libert A, 'Ethnonymic and Tponymic Words in the Names of Omelettes', Onomata, 16 255-272 (2001) [C2]
2001Libert AR, 'Review of C. W. Kreidler, Introducing English Semantics (Routledge, 1998)', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 21.2 276-281 (2001) [C3]
2000Libert AR, 'Libert, A.R. Book Review: Restrictiveness in Case Theory, by Henry Smith (1996)', Canadian Journal of Linguistics - Revue Canadienne de Linguistique, 44(1) 88-90 (2000) [C3]
1999Libert AR, 'A.R. Libert, Book Review: A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics by David Crystal', Australian Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 19, No. 1 118-120 (1999) [C3]
1999Libert AR, 'A.R. Libert Book Review: The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences', Australian Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 19, No. 2 258-260 (1999) [C3]
1999Libert AR, 'Restrictiveness in case theory.', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, 44 88-90 (1999)
1997Libert AR, 'Cognitive space and linguistic case. In the series studies in English language.', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, 42 354-358 (1997)
1995Libert AR, 'The Byzantine grammarians: Their place in history. In the series trends in linguistics: Studies and monographs 70 - Robins,RH', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, 40 449-450 (1995)
1995LIBERT AR, 'CATEGORIES AND CASE - THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE OF KOREAN - OGRADY,W', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, 40 102-103 (1995)
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Libert AR, 'Word classes (Parts of speech)', The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (2011) [D2]
2011Libert AR, 'Artificial languages', The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (2011) [D2]

Conference (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Libert AR, 'On conversational valence and the definition of interjections', Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Canberra (2012) [E1]
2011Libert AR, 'International auxiliary languages in Korea: Reception and creation', 7th KSAA Biennial Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E2]
2007Libert AR, 'A principles and parameters account of the case marking properties of the Turkish postposition Icin and its cognates in other Turkish languages', Proceedings of WAFL 2: Workshop on Altaic Formal Languages (MIT Working Papers in Linguistics), Istanbul (2007) [E1]

This paper appeared in the MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, which, in spite of its title, is a major journal of linguistics. This issue of the journal contains the proceedings from a highly prestigious conference in the field of Altaic linguistics.

1998Libert AR, 'Cross-linguistic patterns in secondary case marking', Fusac '93-'95 Acefo: Proceedings of the Ninth & Tenth Meetings of the Finno-Ugric Studies Assoc of Canada, 1995 Montreal, Canada (1998) [E1]
1998Libert AR, 'Syntactic tests for case in Hungarian', Fusac '93-'95 Acefo: Proceedings of the Ninth and Tenth Meetings of the Finno-Ugric Studies Assoc of Canada, 1993 Ottawa, Canada (1998) [E1]
1998Libert AR, 'The use of aphasiological data as evidence for the linguistic reality of different gentive functions', Proceedings of the Fifth National Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (1998) [E1]
1998Libert AR, 'A survey of nominative case assignment by adpositions', ALS98 Papers in Proceedings, Brisbane (1998) [E1]
1989LIBERT AR, WALSH L, 'ON THE PRINCIPLED STUDY OF ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGES', FIFTEENTH LACUS FORUM 1988, MICHIGAN STATE UNIV, EAST LANSING, MI (1989)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants11
Total funding$23,991

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2014 (2 grants)

IRU Thailand Research Mobility Program$5,000
Funding Body: Department of Education

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
IRU Thailand Researcher Mobility ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1401088

Toponyms and Anthroponyms in Recipes from North and South Carolina$2,500
Funding Body: Wake Forest University

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Z Smith Reynolds Library Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020142014
GNo:G1300966

2013 (2 grants)

Culinary Anthroponyms and Toponyms as Indicators of Virginian Identity and Historical Consciousness$1,040
Funding Body: Virginia Historical Society

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,04020132013
GNo:G1300045

Kentucky Attitudes and Identity as Revealed through Anthroponyms and Toponyms in Food Names$975
Funding Body: Kentucky Historical Society

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Scholarly Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$97520132013
GNo:G1201097

2012 (2 grants)

The 16th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 18- 21 September 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200754

Toponyms and Anthroponyms in Michigan’s Food$1,500
Funding Body: Bentley Historical Library

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Bordin-Gillette Researcher Travel FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200934

2008 (1 grants)

2008 National Popular Culture Association Conference, San Francisco, California USA, 19/3/2008 - 22/3/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0188431

2007 (1 grants)

European Society for Central Asian Studies Tenth Conference on Central Asia: Sharing Experiences and Prospects, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 12/9/207 - 15/9/2007$2,426
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,42620072007
GNo:G0187934

2004 (1 grants)

Second Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics, 11-13 October 2004$1,255
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,25520042004
GNo:G0184594

1997 (1 grants)

1997 Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Canberra, 10-14 March 1997$295
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29519971997
GNo:G0179502

1995 (1 grants)

The loss of Lexical Case Marking in the Late and Byzantine Greek.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alan Libert
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019951995
GNo:G0175972
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorA Grammar of Kui
20142018PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorThe historical development of North Germanic syntax
20112015PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThe Influence of High Power Distance in Student-Teacher Relationships and Its Effects on Reading Proficiency: A Case Study of Saudi Students in EFL Classrooms at Albaha University in Saudi Arabia.
20112015PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorEnglish Coronal Obstruents: An Ultrasound Study
20102014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorTopics in the Grammar of Zahrani Spoken Arabic

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorEFL/ESL Vocabulary Teaching Strategies: The Effects of Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches on the Acquisition of EFL/ESL Vocabulary by Chinese University Students
2013PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorWord Structure in Kisa
2011PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThe Impact of Nominal Anglicisms on the Morphology of Modern Spoken German
2009PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorNaturalism, Indeterminacy, Analogy, Connectionism and Linguistic Theory: A Philosophy of Psychobiolinguistics
2007PhD (Philosophy)Sole SupervisorNatural Semantics: A Methodological Inquiry into the Philosophy of Language, Comprising an Examination of the Possibility of a Theory of Grammatical Semantics, and the Development of a Translation Theory Based upon a Reconciliation between Tarski's Truth Theory and Grammatical Semantics or How Meanings are Made in Nat
2005PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorSyllabic Consonants in English
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Dr Alan Libert

Work Phone(02) 4921 5117
Fax(02) 4921 7170
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLinguistics
Office
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McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/alan-libert