Emma Browne

Emma Browne

Position: PhD Student, Linguistics

School and/or Centres: School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

Thesis topic: Teaching and learning in and of Warlpiri language in school in remote Central Australia

Emma has a dual degree in Arts (Russian and German) and Social Science (Community Development) from the University of Queensland, an MA in Applied Linguistics (Literacy) from Macquarie University and an MA in International Education and Development (Governance and Planning) from the University of Sussex. She has worked in diverse language and education contexts from foreign language teacher training at the University of the Humanities, Ulaanbaatar (2008-2010), training and curriculum design at a bilingual school in Addis Ababa (2011), social citizenship and social policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University (2012) to first language education across the Northern Territory’s Central Desert and Barkly Regions (2013-present). This work has ignited a passion for first language education, teacher education and an interest in sociolinguistic theories on language acquisition, multilingualism and language change.

Browne, E., & Gibson, F. N. (2021). Communities of Practice in the Warlpiri Triangle: Four decades of crafting ideological and implementational spaces for teaching in and of Warlpiri language. Languages, 6(2), 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages6020068

Browne, E. (2019). Multimodal tools for exploring communicative practices among multilingual students in remote Central Australia. Babel, 54(1/2), 28-33.

Angelo, Denise; O’Shannessy, Carmel; Simpson, Jane; Kral, Inge; Smith, Hilary & Browne, Emma. (2019). Well-being & Indigenous Language Ecologies (WILE): A strengths-based approach. Literature Review for the National Indigenous Languages Report, Pillar 2. Report commissioned by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DoITRDC), Canberra: The Australian National University. https://doi.org/10.25911/5dd50865580ea

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