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Dr Jean Harkins

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Linguistics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Linguistics

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

Code Description Percentage
200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Harkins 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]
2001 Wierzbicka A, Harkins J, 'Introduction', Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany 1-34 (2001) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Harkins 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Harkins 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]
2008 Harkins J, 'Ethics, texts and power in linguistic research', Directions in Oceanic Research. Abstracts, Ourimbah, NSW (2008) [E3]
2001 Harkins J, 'Gender languages, gendered selves', 8th Interdisicplinary Gender Studies Conference, Ourimbah (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Jean Harkins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000777
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body South Australian Department of Education and Children`s Services
Project Team Dr Peter Whiteman, Doctor Susan Spedding, Doctor Jean Harkins
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183618
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Laurie Makin, Doctor Jean Harkins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183445
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 Science Literacy and Language in High School Physics in Saudi Arabia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 What 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
2009 The Influence of Religious and Cultural Attitudes on Engagement among Foreign Language Learners in Saudi Arabia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008 Dreaming the Keepara: New South Wales Indigenous Cultural Perspectives 1808-2007
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 The L2 Motivational Self System Among Saudi Learners of English
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014 Effects of Acculturation Factor on Saudi Arabian English Language Learners: A Contextual Comparison Study
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Factors Determining the Saudi Learners' Difficulties in Attaining EFL Vocabulary
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Social Factors Affecting the Acculturation of Young Saudi Children in the Australian Context
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 Terror, 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

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

Office

Room MC122
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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