Friday, September 30, 2005

Radio Eye

Radio Eye for October 1st (info not on site yet), a doco about the West Coast of Tasmania, includes some discussion of middens and heritage with Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Sm'algyax talking dictionary

Not an Australian language but an example of an online talking dictionary.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Community mourns Wiradjuri language revivalist. 26/09/2005. ABC News Online

Grant was involved in Wiradjuri language projects.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

SOAS HRELP seminars

Just to let you know that the list of SOAS Linguistic Department/ELAP seminars for term 1 is now confirmed. All will run on Tuesdays from 5.15-7pm in Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS (unless otherwise stated).

27th September 2005 *Room L67*
"The Goals and Predictions of a Processing Typology of Languages"
John A. Hawkins, Cambridge University

4th October 2005
"Polysynthesis and information structure in Kiowa "(with Daniel Harbour)
Dr David Adger, Queen Mary College

11th October 2005
"Evidence in Phonology"
Prof Moira Yip, UCL

25th October 2005
"Adverbs in Lakota"
Prof Bruce Ingham, SOAS

1st November 2005
"Syntax of natural and accidental coordination: Evidence from agreement"
Irina Nikolaeva, Oxford University

22nd November 2005
"The 'goe' in Goemai - the development of modifiers in a Chadic language"
Dr Birgit Hellwig, SOAS

29th November 2005
"Endangered numerals"
Prof Bernard Comrie, MPI Leipzig, Germany

6th December 2005
"An unusual typological mode for handling countability in Mira�a (North West Amazon)"
Dr Frank Seifart, Ruhr University, Bochum

13th December 2005
"Aspect in Salish" Leora Bar-el, SOAS

Further details and abstracts are available at:

You may also be interested in the following seminar run by the Centre for South-East Asian Studies here at SOAS:

5pm Thurs 29 Sept Room G50
"Indonesian migrations to Madagascar from an interdisciplinary perspective"
Dr Sander Adelaar (University of Melbourne)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


A compilation of grammar by the Association of Linguistic Typology; includes Australian languages.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Kimberley Story - Eirlys Richards » ABC Kimberley WA

From 2002. An interview with Eirlys Richards.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The lexicon-Encyclopedia interface

Includes Encyclopedia-lexicon distinctions in Jingulu grammar (R. Pensalfini).
(published in 2000). Link goes to publisher's book page.
Off-print f Pensalfini's paper available here:

Monday, September 05, 2005

Linguistic Discovery

"dedicated to the description and analysis of primary linguistic data". Peer reviewed online journal.
Radio Eye
Sm'algyax talking dictionary
Community mourns Wiradjuri language revivalist. 26/09/2005. ABC News Online
SOAS HRELP seminars
Kimberley Story - Eirlys Richards » ABC Kimberley WA
The lexicon-Encyclopedia interface
Linguistic Discovery