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Dr Jean Harkins

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Linguistics)

Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), Australian National University
  • Master of Arts, Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Canberra

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Languages
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Sermantics
  • Sociolinguistics

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Indonesian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Harkins J, 'NSW contact languages', A Handbook of Aboriginal Languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales 402-412 (2008) [B1]
2001Wierzbicka A, Harkins J, 'Introduction', Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany 1-34 (2001) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Harkins J, Makin L, Spedding SF, Whiteman PJ, 'Collaborative methods in early language and literacy research', CERC Occasional Papers, 1 4-15 (2008) [C2]

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Harkins J, Lissarrague A, 'Grammar meets ethics: difficult choices in endangered language renewal', Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference ALS 2010: Programme and Abstracts, St Lucia, Qld (2010) [E3]
2008Harkins J, 'Ethics, texts and power in linguistic research', Directions in Oceanic Research. Abstracts, Ourimbah, NSW (2008) [E3]
2001Harkins J, 'Gender languages, gendered selves', 8th Interdisicplinary Gender Studies Conference, Ourimbah (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$214,410

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20101 grants / $730

Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, (ALS2010), University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4 - 7 July 2010$730

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Jean Harkins
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000777
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20043 grants / $213,680

R.O.I. For the provision of research to be undertaken for the Learning Together (child and family literacy) Project$208,680

Funding body: South Australian Department of Education and Children`s Services

Funding bodySouth Australian Department of Education and Children`s Services
Project TeamDr Peter Whiteman, Doctor Susan Spedding, Doctor Jean Harkins
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183618
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Parent communication orienting infamts (8-12 months old) toward literacy$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Laurie Makin, Doctor Jean Harkins
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183445
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Parent communication orienting infants (8-12 months old) toward literacy$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Science Literacy and Language in High School Physics in Saudi Arabia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011What Plants Can Say About Language Shift: An Investigation of Language Ecology in Ikpana, An Endangered Language of Ghana
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010The L2 Motivational Self System Among Saudi Learners of English
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009The Influence of Religious and Cultural Attitudes on Engagement among Foreign Language Learners in Saudi Arabia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008Dreaming the Keepara, NSW an Indigenous Cultural Perspective 1900-2000
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Effects of Acculturation Factor on Saudi Arabian English Language Learners: A Contextual Comparison Study
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Factors Determining the Saudi Learners' Difficulties in Attaining EFL Vocabulary
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Social Factors Affecting the Acculturation of Young Saudi Children in the Australian Context
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007Terror, Trauma and the Eye in the Triangle: The Masonic Presence in Contemporary Art and Culture
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jean Harkins

Position

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

Focus area

Linguistics

Contact Details

Emailjean.harkins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5179
Fax(02) 4921 6933

Office

RoomMC122
BuildingMcMullin Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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