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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 01/10/1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Australian National University, 22/04/1994

Research

Research keywords

  • Language Typology
  • Lexicography
  • Linguistics
  • Oceanic Languages
  • Vanuatu Languages

Research expertise

Language description and documentation of Oceanic languages

Vanuatu languages

Languages

  • Bislama

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified100

Awards

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2012Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Office for Learning and Teaching (Australia)
For incorporating engaging resources into the lingu istics course for Bachelor of Teaching students, which demonstrate the relevance of the course content to their degree program

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2011Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
For incorporating engaging resources into the Linguistics course for Bachelor of Teaching students, which demonstrate the relevance of the course content to their degree program.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Head of Discipline, Linguistics: July 2013 - present

Director of Student Experience, School of Humanities and Social Science: 2012 - present

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Grammatical description and documentation
  • Introductory Linguistics
  • Language Typology
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics for Education
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Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Malau CL, Malau A, Malau EF, Leo J, Holmes K, The Language and Life of Vanua Lava, Catriona Malau, Vanuatu, 139 (2012) [A2]
2001Hyslop C, The Lolovoli Dialect of the North-East Ambae Language, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra, 476 (2001)

Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Malau CL, 'Sustaining vures: Making products of language documentation accessible to multiple audiences', Documenting Endangered Languages: Achievements and Perspectives, De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin 305-320 (2011) [B1]
2006Hyslop C, 'Bislama', Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier, Oxford 53-54 (2006)
2006Hyslop C, 'Vurës', Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier, Oxford 494-495 (2006)
2004Hyslop C, 'Adjectives in North-East Ambae', Adjective classes: a cross-linguistic typology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 263-282 (2004) [B1]
2002Hyslop C, 'Hiding behind trees on Ambae: spatial reference in an Oceanic language of Vanuatu', Representing space in Oceania: culture in language and mind, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 47-76 (2002)
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Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Malau C, 'Review of 'A grammar of South Efate: an Oceanic language of Vanuatu', Oceanic Linguistics, 46 613-617 (2007) [C3]
1999Hyslop C, 'The Linguistics of Inhabiting Space: Spatial Reference in the North-East Ambae Language', Oceania, 70 25-42 (1999)

Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Malau CL, Le Kal Vurës: Sustaining Vurës, - (2010) [J1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$231,465

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2014 (1 grants)

Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application$30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Bill Palmer, Doctor Mark Harvey, Doctor Aashild Naess, Doctor Catriona Malau
SchemeRole
Research Programme 2014Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400925

2012 (1 grants)

Documentation of Matavat (Nese): A highly endangered Northern Vanuatu language$14,369
Funding Body: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project

Project Team
Doctor Catriona Malau, Ms Lana Takau
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,36920122012
GNo:G1100489

2010 (2 grants)

Documenting biocultural diversity in the languages of Vures and Vera'a$40,000
Funding Body: VolkswagenStiftung

Project Team
Doctor Catriona Malau
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020102013
GNo:G1000480

A grammatical description of the Vures language, Vanua Lava, Vanuatu$3,750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Catriona Malau
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,75020102010
GNo:G1000336

2009 (1 grants)

Documentation of Vures and Ver'a, the two surviving endangered languages of Vanua Lava, Vanatu$143,346
Funding Body: VolkswagenStiftung

Project Team
Doctor Catriona Malau
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$143,34620092012
GNo:G0190440
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.1

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)Principal SupervisorA Grammar of Kui
20142018PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorValence and Argument Structure in Nalogo
20142018PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorDocumenting the Utupua Languages
20132017PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThinking and Talking About Atolls: Spatial Reference in Marshallese
20112015PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorA Grammar of Matanvat
20102014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorA Grammar of Papapana with an Investigation Into Language Contact and Endangerment

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorSocial Factors Affecting the Acculturation of Young Saudi Children in the Australian Context
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Dr Catriona Malau

Work Phone(02) 4921 6687
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionLecturer in Linguistics
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLinguistics
Office
MC124,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/catriona-malau