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Dr

Ruth Singer

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Ruth Singer

 

My current research focus is the sociolinguistics of multilingualism in a small but highly multilingual Indigenous Australian community in north-west Arnhem Land, called Warruwi Community. I also do research on the Mawng language which is spoken there, and am currently compiling a print dictionary of Mawng.

Other current projects include making films with young people in local languages at Warruwi and developing a new digital resource for Warruwi community which will include recordings of stories, songs, dances and the young people's films.


I began my research in Linguistics with PhD on the Australian Aboriginal language Mawng, focussing on the semantics of grammatical gender agreement and how this becomes lexicalised together with specific verb senses. I have held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Radboud University (Nijmegen), the Australian National University, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne.


Various publications and presentations can be accessed via academia.edu including unpublished manuscripts and forthcoming articles. Resources on Mawng can be accessed at www.mawngngaralk.org.au

I have been collecting data on the Mawng language since 2002. The details of my deposit in the ELAR archive can be viewed at elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0096 Mawng Dictionary Project. A fuller set of my Mawng materials has been archived at paradisec.org.au

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Positions


Postdoctoral Fellow In Indigenous Language Documen

Languages And Linguistics

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Languages And Linguistics

Casual

Languages And Linguistics

Affiliate

Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Staff Member

Research Unit for Indigenous Language

Member

Australian Linguistics Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts with honours in Botany and Linguistics

University of Melbourne