See a list of research projects by the Endangered Languages Documentation Theory and Application program, an area of Linguistics at the University of Newcastle

ENDANGERED LANGUAGES DOCUMENTATION, THEORY AND APPLICATION

Current research

Reconstructing Australia's linguistic past: Are all Australian languages related to one another?

  • Researcher: Associate Professor Mark Harvey and Dr Robert Mailhammer
  • Funding body: Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Year: 2014 to 2016

Materials in Ratsua and the dialects of Hahon, two virtually undocumented endangered Oceanic language of northern Bougainville.

  • Researcher: Dr Bill Palmer
  • Funding body: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project
  • Year: 2013 to 2014

 


Aboriginal place names and ethnobiology: enhancing interpretation of indigenous culture and heritage

  •  Researchers: Associate Professor Mark Harvey, Associate Professor Ian Clark, and Dr Laura Kostanski
  • Funding bodies: Australian Research Council (ARC), Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning, and Office of Surveyor-General Victoria
  • Year: 2012 to 2015

 


Thinking and talking about atolls: the role of environment in shaping language and our understanding of physical space

  • Researchers: Dr Bill Palmer and Dr Alice Gaby
  • Funding body: Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Year: 2012

Documentation of Matavat (Nese): A highly endangered Northern Vanuatu language

  • Researchers: Dr Catriona Malau and Ms Lana Takau
  • Funding body: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project
  • Year: 2012