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Nick Thieberger

Principal Fellow Of Linguistics
linguistic software
Indigenous languages
text-media linking
development
linguistics
social sciences
language & linguistics
language documentation
social science
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A/Prof

Nick Thieberger

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Language Documentation
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A/Prof

Nick Thieberger

 

Associate Professor Nicholas Thieberger has worked with speakers of Australian languages since the early 1980s. He established the Aboriginal language centre Wangka Maya in Port Hedland in the late 1980s, then worked at AIATSIS building the Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive in the early 1990s.

He wrote a grammar of South Efate, a language from central Vanuatu that was the first to link media to the analysis, allowing verification of examples from an archival source used in analytical claims. In 2003 he helped establish PARADISEC (paradisec.org.au), a digital archive of recorded ethnographic material. He is a co-founder of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and in 2008 he established a linguistic archive at the University of Hawai'i. He is interested in developments in digital humanities methods and their potential to improve research practice and he is developing methods for creation of reusable data sets from fieldwork on previously unrecorded languages, including a collaboration with the National Library of Australia to encode the Daisy Bates vocabularies of Australian languages. He is the Editor of the journal Language Documentation & Conservation. He taught in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and is now an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne.Please see his homepage at http://nthieberger.net for full details.

Projects

Displaying the 27 most recent projects by Nick Thieberger.

27

Projects

Project Types


15

Research Grant


7

Internal Research Grant


5

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 82 most recent scholarly works by Nick Thieberger.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

University of Melbourne award for excellence in team-based research

2012

Ludwig Leichhardt-Jubilee Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2008

The Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Resources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), (Nick Thieberger- Project Manager) received the 2008 award

Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Principal Fellow Of Linguistics

Languages And Linguistics

Secretary

Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

Member

Research Unit for Indigenous Language

Co-Founder, Former President

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Member

Foundation for Endangered Languages

Member (Approved By The Council Of Aiatsis)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Secretary Of The Society

Australian Linguistic Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts

La Trobe University

BA

La Trobe University