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Dr Alan Libert

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Linguistics)

Career Summary

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.

Research Expertise
Linguistics








Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Languages

  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2010 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2006 - Membership - Journal of Universal LanguageJournal of Universal Language
Australia
1/01/2002 - Membership - Australian Journal of LinguisticsAustralian Journal of Linguistics
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2004"The case-marking properties of 'icin' and its cognates in other Turkic languages
Organisation: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Informatics Institute Description: "The case-marking properties of 'icin' and its cognates in other Turkic language
2003"Possibilities of Adpositional Case Assignment"
Organisation: Syracuse University, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1998Finno-Ugric Peoples and Places in Culinary Terminology
Organisation: Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada Description: Finno-Ugric Peoples and Places in Culinary Terminology
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Newbrook M, Libert A, Curtain J, Strange Linguistics: A skeptical linguist looks at non-mainstream ideas about language, Lincom Europa, Munich, 388 (2013) [A2]
2013Libert AR, Adpositions and Other Parts of Speech, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 145 (2013) [A1]
DOI10.3726/978-3-653-03682-4
2011Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, Aspects of the Grammar and Lexica of Artificial Languages, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 180 (2011) [A1]
Co-authorsChristo Moskovsky
2009Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, Essays on Natural and Artificial Languages, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 188 (2009) [A1]
Co-authorsChristo 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, 'New Finnish Grammar', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 34 292-293 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268602.2014.883666Author URL
2014Libert AR, 'Writing for University', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 34 624-625 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268602.2014.956922Author URL
2013Libert AR, 'Foreign Languages: What They Don't Often Tell You, 3rd edition', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 33 236-238 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268602.2013.816997Author URL
2013Libert AR, 'Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 33 519-520 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268602.2013.858302Author URL
2013Libert AR, 'The Representation of Uralic Languages in Artificial International Auxiliary Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 14 117-142 (2013) [C1]
2012Libert AR, 'Adpositions', STUDIES IN LANGUAGE, 36 208-214 (2012) [C3]
DOI10.1075/sl.36.1.09libAuthor URL
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', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 32 198-201 (2012) [C3]
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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]
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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, '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]
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]
DOI10.1080/07268600903168523
2008Libert AR, 'On Comitatives and Related Categories', Word, 59 268-270 (2008) [C3]
2008Libert AR, 'A glossary of semantics and pragmatics', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 28 88-90 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268600701522798
2008Libert AR, 'Fuzziness and Japanese grammar: A prototype analysis', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 28 95-97 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1080/07268600701522798
2006Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, 'Questions in Natural and Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 7 65-120 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsChristo 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)
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2004Moskovsky CG, Libert AR, 'Possibilities for Passives in Natural and Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 5 101-149 (2004) [C1]
Co-authorsChristo 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-authorsChristo Moskovsky
2002Libert AR, 'Feature Distribution in Swedish Noun Phrases', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 22 277-280 (2002) [C3]
2002Libert AR, Moskovsky CG, 'On the Form and Function of Reflexives in Artificial Languages', Journal of Universal Language, 3 36 (2002) [C1]
Co-authorsChristo Moskovsky
2001Libert AR, 'Review of C. W. Kreidler, Introducing English Semantics (Routledge, 1998)', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 21.2 276-281 (2001) [C3]
2001Libert A, 'Ethnonymic and Tponymic Words in the Names of Omelettes', Onomata, 16 255-272 (2001) [C2]
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, 'Restrictiveness in case theory.', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, 44 88-90 (1999)
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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]
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)
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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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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)
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Libert AR, 'Artificial languages', The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (2011) [D2]
2011Libert AR, 'Word classes (Parts of speech)', 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]
1998Libert AR, 'A survey of nominative case assignment by adpositions', ALS98 Papers in Proceedings, Brisbane (1998) [E1]
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]
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

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $7,500

IRU Thailand Research Mobility Program$5,000

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding bodyDepartment of Education
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeIRU Thailand Researcher Mobility Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401088
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Toponyms and Anthroponyms in Recipes from North and South Carolina$2,500

Funding body: Wake Forest University

Funding bodyWake Forest University
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeZ Smith Reynolds Library Travel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300966
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20132 grants / $2,015

Culinary Anthroponyms and Toponyms as Indicators of Virginian Identity and Historical Consciousness$1,040

Funding body: Virginia Historical Society

Funding bodyVirginia Historical Society
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeResearch Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300045
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

Kentucky Attitudes and Identity as Revealed through Anthroponyms and Toponyms in Food Names$975

Funding body: Kentucky Historical Society

Funding bodyKentucky Historical Society
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeScholarly Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201097
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20122 grants / $3,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200754
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Toponyms and Anthroponyms in Michigan’s Food$1,500

Funding body: Bentley Historical Library

Funding bodyBentley Historical Library
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeBordin-Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200934
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20081 grants / $2,500

2008 National Popular Culture Association Conference, San Francisco, California USA, 19/3/2008 - 22/3/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188431
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $2,426

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187934
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $1,255

Second Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics, 11-13 October 2004$1,255

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184594
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19971 grants / $295

1997 Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Canberra, 10-14 March 1997$295

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179502
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $5,000

The loss of Lexical Case Marking in the Late and Byzantine Greek.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Alan Libert
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175972
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015A descriptive grammar of Yanyuwa: a Pama-Nyungan language of Northern Australia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014A Grammar of Kui
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Typology of Complex Predicates
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The 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.
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Place Oppositions in English Coronal Obstruents: An Ultrasound Study
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010Topics in the Grammar of Zahrani Spoken Arabic
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009The NT Picture of Judas Iscariot
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014EFL/ESL Vocabulary Teaching Strategies: The Effects of Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches on the Acquisition of EFL/ESL Vocabulary by Chinese University Students
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Word Structure in Kisa
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The Impact of Nominal Anglicisms on the Morphology of Modern Spoken German
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009Naturalism, Indeterminacy, Analogy, Connectionism and Linguistic Theory: A Philosophy of Psychobiolinguistics
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007Natural 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
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2005Syllabic Consonants in English
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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News

Stephen Logan

Linguistics, Education and Sociology star in the QS World Rankings

March 18, 2014

If you want to be at the forefront of linguistics study and research in Australia, the University of Newcastle is the place to be.

Dr Alan Libert

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Linguistics

Contact Details

Emailalan.libert@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5117
Fax(02) 4921 7170

Office

RoomMC 106
BuildingMcMullin Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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