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Biography

1. In the period 2001-2006, I had 11 publications in the prinicpal DEST categories (2 x A1, 6 x B1, 5 x C1). This is an average of 2 publications per year.

2. In the period 2001-2006, I was a Chief Investigator on two externally funded grants.

A. ARC Discovery Grant (UNewc). (2005 - $40,000, 2006 - $35,000, 2007 $35,000). (Co-investigators: Dr M. Amberber [UNSW], Dr B. Baker [UNE])

B. Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Research Grant. (2003 - $15,000) (Co-investigators - members of the Wagiman community).

3. In the period 2001-2006, I was employed as a consultant by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (NT), and the Northern Land Council (Darwin). Both of these consultancies resulted in extensive reports.

4. I was seconded to the Yirra Bandoo Aboriginal Corporation for Jan 01 Dec 03 and Jul 04 Dec 04 to prepare materials on Gulumoerrgin, the Aboriginal language of Darwin. This secondment was funded by a grant from the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission, which was principally to provide for my employment.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Master of Arts, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University

Research

Research keywords

  • Aboriginal languages
  • Australian Aboriginal anthropology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Morphology
  • Phonology

Research expertise

1. Descriptive Linguistic Research

There are two strands to my research in this area. One is the production of grammars and dictionaries in paper format. The other is the production of materials in digital/electronic format the cutting edge of descriptive research. I have supervised the production of an online dictionary. I have produced a detailed database transcription and digitisation of 72hrs of Gulumoerrgin audio material.

2. Theoretical Linguistic Research

My research has concentrated on two areas: historical linguistics, and complex predicate and word structures. I have undertaken extensive research on one of the principal issues in Australian historical linguistics - the relationships among the languages of central north and north-west Australia - the area of greatest linguistic differentiation.

My research on complex predicate and word structures focuses on a conceptual equation, one verbal word = one predicate = one clause, which is central to both modern and traditional grammatical theories. Thus an English sentence such as I let the kids go to town is analysed as bi-clausal, with each of the two verbs let and go being a predicate and having its own clause.

However, in other languages including many Aboriginal languages, apparently equivalent structures are mono-clausal, challenging the verbal word = predicate = clause equation and thereby grammatical theories. Joint research with ARC co-investigators has shown that mono-clausal structures do not constitute a unitary category. Rather some structures involve a single complex predicate, but others involve multiple predicates. Further many structures must be analysed as involving two different parts-of-speech. Theoretical models of verb, predicate, and clause therefore require revision.

3. Anthropological Research

My research has focussed on some central concepts in the analysis of Aboriginal social organisation clan, kinship system. There has been much debate over the validity of these concepts. Most analysts agree, however, in treating these systems as internally consistent. I differ from other analysts and propose that they are not internally consistent, but should be analysed as on-going and variable compromises between other more consistently maintained and sometimes conflicting patterns. Much of the debate has arisen from a failure to recognise this.

The most consistently maintained system in Aboriginal social organisation is not clans or kinship systems but rather constructions of the landscape. I have detailed the specific ways in which these constructions anchor discussions of land ownership (clans, tribes) and kinship (particularly marriage). My analyses are based on extensive site mapping work with Aboriginal people.

Research on the construction of the landscape is accorded great significance both by Aboriginal people and the research community. It is of particular concern, that information collected should be archived in an easily retrievable manner, subject to culturally appropriate monitoring. This is, to date, an essentially uninvestigated research area. I have produced a draft electronic gazetteer, which is a pioneer in this field. I aim to archive all of my landscape fieldwork research in electronic gazetteers. I also aim to engage with other researchers to develop appropriate archival standards for this new research domain.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified75
160100Anthropology25

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Australian Linguistic Society

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Linguistics is one of the larger disciplines in the Faculty of Arts & Education. I have been the discipline convenor since Jan 2006. I have expertise in the following.

1. Program Delivery

I have co-ordinated our program offerings. This is a complex exercise. In addition to providing a linguistics program, we must satisfy service teaching requirements for Speech Pathology at the Callaghan campus, and Education at Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie campuses.

2. Casual staff management.

Delivery of the discipline program involves extensive employment of casual staff, particularly in the large 1st year offerings.

3. Workload statistics

The discipline convenor's job involves oversight of the discipline teaching workload statistics.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Curriculum development
  • On-line assessment

Teaching expertise

1. Curriculum Development.

There have been significant changes to the make-up of the student clientele since I joined the discipline in 1994. We have acquired extensive service teaching responsibilities for both Education and Speech Pathology. In order to accommodate our changing clientele, we have undertaken three major curriculum reviews.I played an extensive role in all three reviews.

2. On-line assessment.

There are a number of large classes in the linguistics discipline (up to 500 students). We now undertake nearly all assessment on-line for larger classes. I instigated and directed the adoption of on-line assessment in these classes. This involved considerable collaborative interaction with the specialists in overall charge of on-line education.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Harvey MD, A grammar of Gaagudju, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 497 (2002) [A1]

Mouton de Gruyter is one of the leading international publishers of grammars.

2006Harvey MD, Green I, Nordlinger R, 'From prefixes to suffixes: Typological change in Northern Australia', Diachronica: international journal for historical linguistics, XXIII 289-311 (2006) [C1]

Diachronica is an A* journal. I was the lead and principal author for the article.

2005Harvey MD, Baker B, 'Vowel harmony, directionality and morpheme structure constraints in Warlpiri', Lingua, 115 1457-1474 (2005) [C1]

Lingua is one the major international linguistics journals.

2008Harvey MD, Proto Mirndi: A Discontinuous Language Family in Northern Australia, Pacific Linguistics Publishers, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 169 (2008) [A1]

This is the first detailed reconstruction of a language family in Australia.

2003Harvey MD, 'Reconstruction of pronominals among the non-Pama-Nyungan languages', The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, Pacific Lingjuistics, Canberra 475-513 (2003) [B1]

This paper has had a significant impact in the field. It is widely cited.

2003Harvey MD, Baker B, 'Word Structure in Australian Languages', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 23 31 (2003) [C1]

This article provides the first detailed application of the theory of lexical phonology, one of the major phonological theories, to Australian languages.

Publications

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

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Book (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Amberber M, Baker B, Harvey MD, Complex Predicates. Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 336 (2010) [A3]
2010Baker B, Mushin I, Harvey MD, Gardner R, Indigenous Language and Social Identity: Papers in Honour of Michael Walsh, Pacific Linguistics, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, 404 (2010) [A3]
2009White DL, O'Brien EA, Fejo DM, Yates RW, Goodman AA, Harvey MD, Wightman G, Warray Plants and Animals: Aboriginal Flora and Fauna Knowledge from the Upper Adelaide and Upper Finniss Rivers, Northern Australia, Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport/Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation, Palmerston, NT, 144 (2009) [A2]
2009Fromkin V, Rodman R, Hyams N, Collins P, Amberber M, Harvey MD, An Introduction to Language, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC, 562 (2009) [A3]
2008Harvey MD, Proto Mirndi: A Discontinuous Language Family in Northern Australia, Pacific Linguistics Publishers, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 169 (2008) [A1]

This is the first detailed reconstruction of a language family in Australia.

2006Liddy LG, Martin LD, Huddlestone JG, Jululuk L, Liddy HI, McMah CG, et al., Wagiman Plants & Animals, Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts (Darwin) & Diwurruwurru-Jaru Katherine, Darwin, 160 (2006) [A2]
2002Harvey MD, A grammar of Gaagudju, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 497 (2002) [A1]

Mouton de Gruyter is one of the leading international publishers of grammars.

2001Harvey MD, A grammar of Limilngan: a language of the Mary River region, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra, 209 (2001) [A1]
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Chapter (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Baker B, Harvey MD, 'Complex predicate formation', Complex Predicates. Cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 13-47 (2010) [B1]
2010Amberber M, Baker B, Harvey MD, 'Introduction', Complex Predicates. Cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1-12 (2010) [B1]
2010Gardner R, Harvey MD, Mushin I, Baker B, 'Introduction', Indigenous Language and Social Identity: Papers in Honour of Michael Walsh, Pacific Linguistics, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra 1-12 (2010) [B1]
2010Harvey MD, 'Colonisation and Aboriginal concepts of land tenure in the Darwin region', Indigenous Language and Social Identity: Papers in Honour of Michael Walsh, Pacific Linguistics, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra 105-122 (2010) [B1]
2008Harvey MD, 'The origin of conjugation markers in Australian languages', Morphology and Language History: In Honour of Harold Koch, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 123-137 (2008) [B1]
2007Amberber M, Baker B, Harvey MD, 'Complex predication and the coverb construction', Language, Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 209-219 (2007) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, 'An initial reconstruction of Proto Gunwinyguan phonology', The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 205-268 (2003) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, 'The evolution of object enclitic paradigms in the Eastern Daly language family', The non-Pama-Nyungan Languages of Northern Australia, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 185-201 (2003) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, Alpher B, Evans N, 'Proto Gunwinyguan verb suffixes', The Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages of Northern Australia: Comparative Studies of the Continent's Most Linguistically complex Region, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 305-352 (2003) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, 'The evolution of verb systems in the Eastern Daly language family', The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 159-184 (2003) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, 'Western Gunwinyguan', The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, Pacific Linguistics, Canberra 285-303 (2003) [B1]
2003Harvey MD, 'Reconstruction of pronominals among the non-Pama-Nyungan languages', The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, Pacific Lingjuistics, Canberra 475-513 (2003) [B1]

This paper has had a significant impact in the field. It is widely cited.

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Journal article (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Harvey MD, 'Reconstructing long-term limits on diffusion in Australia', Anthropological Linguistics, 55 158-183 (2013) [C1]
2012Bundgaard-Nielsen RL, Baker BJ, Kroos C, Harvey MD, Best CT, 'Vowel acoustics reliably differentiate three coronal stops of Wubuy across prosodic contexts', Laboratory Phonology, 3 133-161 (2012) [C1]
2012Harvey MD, 'Warndarrang and Marra: A diffusional or genetic relationship?', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 32 327-360 (2012) [C1]
2011Harvey MD, 'Lexical change in pre-colonial Australia', Diachronica, 28 345-381 (2011) [C1]
2011Harvey MD, 'Prepalatals in Arandic', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 31 79-110 (2011) [C1]
2009Harvey MD, 'The genetic status of Garrwan', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 29 195-244 (2009) [C1]
2006Harvey MD, Green I, Nordlinger R, 'From prefixes to suffixes: Typological change in Northern Australia', Diachronica: international journal for historical linguistics, XXIII 289-311 (2006) [C1]

Diachronica is an A* journal. I was the lead and principal author for the article.

2005Harvey MD, Baker B, 'Vowel harmony, directionality and morpheme structure constraints in Warlpiri', Lingua, 115 1457-1474 (2005) [C1]

Lingua is one the major international linguistics journals.

2003Harvey MD, Baker B, 'Word Structure in Australian Languages', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 23 31 (2003) [C1]

This article provides the first detailed application of the theory of lexical phonology, one of the major phonological theories, to Australian languages.

2002Harvey MD, 'Land tenure and naming systems in Aboriginal Australia', Australian Journal of Anthropology, 13 23-44 (2002) [C1]
2001Harvey MD, 'Oenpelli Kunwinjku kinship terminologies and marriage practices', Oceania, 72 117-142 (2001) [C1]
1999Harvey MD, 'Place Names and Land-Language Associations in the Western Top End', Australian Journal of Linguistics, Vol.19, No.2 161-195 (1999) [C1]
1999Harvey MD, Borowsky T, 'The Minimum Word in Warray', Australian Journal of Linguistics, Vol.19, No.1 89-99 (1999) [C1]
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Design (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Harvey MD, Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: Mapping Database and Maps, ASEDA (2008) [H2]
2005Harvey MD, Place Names in Country known to Wagiman people, Archaeological Computing Laboratory, The University of Sydney, N/A (2005) [H2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants16
Total funding$683,397

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2014 (3 grants)

Reconstructing Australia's linguistic past: Are all Australian languages related to one another? $276,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Dr Robert Mailhammer
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$276,00020142016
GNo:G1300149

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

22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester United Kingdom, 29-31 May 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400605

2013 (1 grants)

Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago USA, 18-20 April 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300660

2012 (3 grants)

Aboriginal place names and ethnobiology: enhancing interpretation of indigenous culture and heritage$105,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Associate Professor Ian Clark, Dr Laura Kostanski
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020122015
GNo:G1101047

Aboriginal place names and ethnobiology: enhancing interpretation of indigenous culture and heritage$27,500
Funding Body: Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Associate Professor Ian Clark, Dr Laura Kostanski
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,50020122015
GNo:G1201007

Aboriginal place names and ethnobiology: enhancing interpretation of indigenous culture and heritage$6,000
Funding Body: Office of Surveyor-General Victoria

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Associate Professor Ian Clark, Dr Laura Kostanski
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020122015
GNo:G1200155

2011 (2 grants)

Understanding the sounds of Kaytetye and how to teach them.$24,495
Funding Body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,49520112012
GNo:177659929

Team Workshop: LP Application "Developing cultural tourism opportunities for indigenous people"$6,685
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,68520112011
GNo:G1100599

2010 (1 grants)

Getting on to country: Wagiman people and their land since 1960$22,670
Funding Body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,67020102010
GNo:G0900246

2005 (1 grants)

Verbs and coverbs: a cross-linguistic re-analysis of part-of-speech categories$110,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Dr Mengistu Amberber, Dr Brett Baker
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$110,00020052007
GNo:G0184329

2004 (1 grants)

Larrakia Language Project$47,162
Funding Body: Yirra Bandoo Aboriginal Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,16220042004
GNo:G0184305

2000 (2 grants)

Word Classes and Word Forms in Wagiman.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey, Dr T Borowsky
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020002000
GNo:G0178810

Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society Perth, WA.$385
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38520002000
GNo:G0179341

1998 (1 grants)

Serial vs Parallel Processing in Word-Formation: The Evidence from Australian Aboriginal Languages.$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019981998
GNo:G0177346

1995 (1 grants)

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Larrikiya Language (Darwin)$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Mark Harvey
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019951995
GNo:G0175216
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.8

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)Co-SupervisorThe Phonologies of Santa Isabel Languages
20142018PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorAboriginal Placenames and Ethnobiology: Enhancing Interpretation of Indigenous Culture and Heritage
20112015PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorEnglish Coronal Obstruents: An Ultrasound Study
20102014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorA Grammar of Papapana with an Investigation Into Language Contact and Endangerment
20102015PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorTopics in a Grammar of Nehan
20102014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorDocumentation and Description of a Highly Endangered Northwest Solomonic Language
20092015PhD (Linguistics)Co-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
2013PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorWord Structure in Kisa
2012PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorFactors Determining the Saudi Learners' Difficulties in Attaining EFL Vocabulary
2011PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of Nominal Anglicisms on the Morphology of Modern Spoken German
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Dr Mark Harvey

Work Phone(02) 4348 4050
Fax(02) 4348 4075
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLinguistics
Office
H01.64,
Humanities,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mark-harvey