Rachel Nordlinger is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, and Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language, in the School of Languages and Linguistics. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University, USA.
Rachel's research centres around the description and documentation of Australia's indigenous languages, and she has worked with the Bilinarra, Wambaya, Gudanji, Murrinhpatha and Marri Ngarr communities to record and preserve their traditional languages. She has also published on syntactic and morphological theory, and in particular the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of Australian Aboriginal languages. She is the author of numerous academic articles in international journals, and five books, including A Grammar of Wambaya (Pacific Linguistics, 1998), Constructive Case: Evidence from Australian languages (CSLI Publications, 1998) and A Grammar of Bilinarra (Mouton de Gruyter, 2014 - coauthored with Dr. Felicity Meakins). She is co-editor (with Harold Koch) of The Languages and Linguistics of Australia (Mouton de Gruyter, 2014). Rachel Nordlinger was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in November 2017.
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Strengthening Language, Strengthening Community: Showcasing Mildura'S Aboriginal Languages
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Doing Great Things With Small Languages: Safeguarding Indigenous Language Material Of Australia'S Region By Clever Use Of New Technology
This project will provide a responsible record of Indigenous and endangered languages from both Australia and from Vanuatu. It will build un..
Internal Research Grant
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The impact of national standardized literacy and numeracy testing on children and teaching staff in remote Australian Indigenous communities
S Macqueen, U Knoch, G Wigglesworth, R Nordlinger, R Singer, T McNamara, R Brickle
Journal article | 2019 | Language Testing
All educational testing is intended to have consequences, which are assumed to be beneficial, but tests may also have unintended, ..
When Magnets Collide: Digital Preservation and Access of At-Risk Audiovisual Archives in a Remote Aboriginal Community
L Ormond-Parker, M Langton, S Huebner, J Coleman, C Pearson, R Sloggett, R Nordlinger, K Smith, K Clarke
Report | 2016
Audiovisual materials have been produced and stored by remote Indigenous media and cultural organisations in Australia for over th..
Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)
D Estival, C Bow, J Henderson, B Kelly, M Laughren, E Mayer, D Mollá, C Mrowa-Hopkins, R Nordlinger, V Rieschild, AC Schalley, AW Stanley, J Vaughan
Journal article | 2014 | Language and Linguistics Compass
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) started in 2008 in only two locations and has since grown to a natio..
Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad
D Estival, J Henderson, M Laughren, D Molla, C Bow, R Nordlinger, V Rieschild, A Schalley, A Stanley, C Mrowa-Hopkins
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing
From prefixes to suffixes: Typological change in Northern Australia
Mark Harvey, Ian Green, Rachel Nordlinger
Journal article | 2006 | Diachronica International Journal for Historical Linguistics. Founded by E.F.K. Koerner, General Editor, 1984–2001
This article provides a counterexample to the commonly held, if unexamined, proposition that morphemes reconstructed as affixes do..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Professor In Linguistics
Languages And Linguistics
Member Of The Committee Of Governance
Research Network for Linguistic Diversity
Past President (2005-2007)
Australian Linguistic Society
Member, Nominating Committee
Association for Linguistic Typology
Chair, Executive Committee
International LFG Association
Linguistic Society of America
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts
Master of Arts
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Melbourne