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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University, 27/09/1996
  • Master of Arts, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Canberra

Research

Research keywords

  • Aboriginal Languages
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Sermantics
  • Sociolinguistics

Research expertise

Linguistics

Languages

  • Australian Indigenous Languages
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified100

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
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Publications

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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 grants3
Total funding$211,910

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2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Jean Harkins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73020102010
GNo:G1000777

2004 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Dr Peter Whiteman, Doctor Susan Spedding, Doctor Jean Harkins
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$208,68020042006
GNo:G0183618

Parent communication orienting infamts (8-12 months old) toward literacy$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Laurie Makin, Doctor Jean Harkins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020042004
GNo:G0183445
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.9

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
20122016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorScience Literacy and Language in High School Physics in Saudi Arabia
20112017PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorWhat Plants Can Say About Language Shift: An Investigation of Language Ecology in Ikpana, An Endangered Language of Ghana
20102014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThe L2 Motivational Self System Among Saudi Learners of English
20092015PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorThe Attitudes of Students, Teachers, and Religious Officials to the Learning and Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorEffects of Acculturation Factor on Saudi Arabian English Language Learners: A Contextual Comparison Study
2012PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorFactors Determining the Saudi Learners' Difficulties in Attaining EFL Vocabulary
2012PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorSocial Factors Affecting the Acculturation of Young Saudi Children in the Australian Context
2007PhD (Humanities)Co-SupervisorTerror, Trauma and the Eye in the Triangle: The Masonic Presence in Contemporary Art and Culture
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Dr Jean Harkins

Work Phone(02) 4921 5179
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLinguistics
Office
MC122,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jean-harkins