Australian Language Work

Australian Language Work

Supervisor: Jane Simpson

We are seeking enthusiastic students to assist with language data analysis and data organisation of Australian languages. Depending on the student's skills and research interests, other linguists may be involved in supervision. Tasks may include:

  • Becoming familiar with the basic sound system, word structure and sentence structures of an Australian language.
  • Assisting with voice and video transcriptions in ELAN
  • Modifying and updating a workflow for creating digital dictionaries.
  • Organising the structure and building of a multidimensional corpus (dimensions of time, genre, mode and speaker)

The student will gain knowledge of Aboriginal languages, and skills in language data management which may lead to a potential research area for development in postgraduate study.

This project would suit students

a. with a strong background in linguistics. A background in computer science and Indigenous Australian languages would be helpful.

b. Indigenous students (especially Muruwari students) keen to learn more about their heritage language

c. there may also be a project for a student interested in art to research and/or design illustrations for language learning materials.

Updated:  5 August 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications