Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Blog Moving

I'm moving this blog to http://ozpapers.wordpress.com/ because it's easier to maintain and I can do easier categorisation of posts. I've imported the previous posts but all the links in the headers were lost. Eventually I may get the old posts categorised but in the meantime please refer to the old site for previous post links.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Ergativity

Link goes to Tbale of Contents. Includes discussion of Warlpiri ergativity.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ngapartji Ngapartji

Pitjantjatjara language course

`Syntactic ergativity' in Dyirbal and Balinese

Mario van de Visser. Linguistics in the Netherlands 20/1 (2003)

Grammaticalization of Demonstratives as Subordinate Complementizers in Ngumpin-Yapa

Patrick McConvell. Link goes to Ingenta Abstract. Australian Journal of Linguistics 26/1.

verb borrowing

Jan Wohlgemuth and Søren Wichmann: Loan verbs in a typological perspective. Talks about Northern Australian coverbs as loans.

Australianists workshop

I think I put up a note about this when it was first announced, but just a link to the Second European Workshop on Australian Languages. The "Timetable" link has the list of papers.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG, June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one, involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.

For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The grant will cover the students' airfare to Goroka from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To apply, send a message to alan.rumsey "at" anu.edu.au outlining your interest in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG, June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one, involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.

For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The grant will cover the students' airfare to Goroka from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To apply, send a message to alan.rumsey "at" anu.edu.au outlining your interest in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG, June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one, involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.

For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The grant will cover the students' airfare to Goroka from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To apply, send a message to alan.rumsey "at" anu.edu.au outlining your interest in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and
politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds
have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two
interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop
where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present
and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG,
June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to
give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible
postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one,
involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.
For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The
grant will cover the students' airfare to Goroka from anywhere in
Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To
apply, send a message to alan.rumsey anu.edu.au outlining your interest
in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other
relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and
politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds
have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two
interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop
where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present
and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG,
June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to
give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible
postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one,
involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.
For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The
grant will cover the students' airfare to Goroka from anywhere in
Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To
apply, send a message to alan.rumsey anu.edu.au outlining your interest
in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other
relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

Monday, March 27, 2006

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

There are several Australian talks at the upcoming Oxford Kobe seminar on endangered languages.

Link goes to programme.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Australian Journal of Linguistics

Volume 26/1 of AJL is devoted to issues in Australian languages.

Table of contents:

Spearing the Emu Drinking: Subordination and the Adjoined Relative Clause in Wambaya*
pp. 5-29(25)
Author: Nordlinger, Rachel

Who Said Polysynthetic Languages Avoid Subordination? Multiple Subordination Strategies in Dalabon*
pp. 31-58(28)
Author: Evans, Nicholas

The Nature of Irreality in the Past Domain: Evidence from Past Intentional Constructions in Australian Languages*
pp. 59-79(21)
Author: Verstraete, Jean-Christophe

Case Marking Strategies in Subordinate Clauses in Pilbara Languages—Some Diachronic Speculations*
pp. 81-105(25)
Author: Dench, Alan

Grammaticalization of Demonstratives as Subordinate Complementizers in Ngumpin-Yapa*
pp. 107-137(31)
Author: McConvell, Patrick

Link goes to Ingenta Table of contents for volume

Monday, March 13, 2006

Clendon, Reassessing Australia's Linguistic Prehistory

link goes to abstract.