Professor Gillian Wigglesworth is Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language http://indiglang.arts.unimelb.edu.au and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She is also Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and leader of the Melbourne node www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/.
She is coordinator of the Learning Program in the CoE. With an extensive background in first and second language acquisition and bilingualism, her major research focus is on the languages Indigenous children living in remote communities are learning, and how these interact with English once they attend school. She is very widely published in international journals and books, and has edited or authored nine books including Ng, B.C. & Wigglesworth, G. 2007. Bilingualism, an advanced resource book. London, Routledge, and Simpson, J. & Wigglesworth, G. (Eds.) 2008. Children’s language and multilingualism: Indigenous language use at home and school. UK, Continuum International.
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The Effect of Word Predictability on Phonological Activation in Cantonese Reading: A Study..
Binaural processing and phonological awareness in Australian Indigenous children from the ..
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Probability of Heritage Language Use at a Supportive Early Childhood Setting in Australia
Paola Escudero, Criss Jones Diaz, John Hajek, Gillian Wigglesworth, Eline Adrianne Smit
Journal article | 2020 | Frontiers in Education
Despite well-established research that documents the intellectual, linguistic, sociocultural and familiar benefits of early childh..
The Effect of Word Predictability on Phonological Activation in Cantonese Reading: A Study of Eye-Fixations and Pupillary Response
Philip Thierfelder, Gautier Durantin, Gillian Wigglesworth
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
This study aimed to investigate the effects of contextual predictability on orthographic and phonological activation during Chines..
Binaural processing and phonological awareness in Australian Indigenous children from the Northern Territory: A community based study
Mridula Sharma, Gillian Wigglesworth, Gemma Savage, Katherine Demuth
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
OBJECTIVE: Research has found that otitis media (OM) is highly prevalent in Australian Indigenous children, and repeated bouts of ..
Second language fluency: re-thinking utterance fluency from a phonetics-phonology interface
Isadora Reynolds Cavallieri, Gillian Wigglesworth, Olga Maxwell
Conference Proceedings | 2019
Research into second language fluency has called for cross-linguistic studies to rule out measures that can be attributed to intra..
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, ..
Acoustic correlates of the French Accentual Phrase in Lifou (New Caledonia)
C Torres-Orjuela, Janet Fletcher, G Wigglesworth
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody
This paper investigates the realization of the Accentual Phrase (AP) in Lifou French by bilingual speakers of Drehu and French. In..
Child-caregiver interaction in two remote Indigenous Australian communities
J VAUGHAN, G Wigglesworth, D Loakes, S Disbray, K Moses
Journal article | 2015 | Frontiers in Psychology
This paper reports on a study in two remote multilingual Indigenous Australian communities: Yakanarra in the Kimberley region of W..
Naplan language assessments for Indigenous children in remote communities: Issues and problems
G Wigglesworth, J Simpson, D Loakes
Journal article | 2011 | Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments are designed to assess literacy and numeracy of all A..
Pair interactions and mode of communication: Comparing face-to-face and computer mediated communication
LL Tan, G Wigglesworth, N Storch
Journal article | 2010 | Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
In today’s second language classrooms, students are often asked to work in pairs or small groups. Such collaboration can take plac..
Review of doctoral research in second-language teaching and learning in Australia (2003–2006)
A Burns, B Paltridge, G Wigglesworth
Journal article | 2008 | Language Teaching: the international abstracting journal for language teachers and applied linguistics
This article reviews recent doctoral research in Australian universities in the area of language teaching and learning. Doctoral w..
Assessment of Language Skills in Young Children with Profound Hearing Loss under Two Years of Age.
Pauline Nott, Robert Cowan, P Margaret Brown, Gillian Wigglesworth
Journal article | 2003 | Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
This article presents an initial evaluation of a technique known as the Diary of Early Language (Di-EL), designed to obtain data a..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Languages And Linguistics
ARC College, Humanities and Creative Arts Panel, Australian Research Council
Board Member Of Ilta
International Language Testing Association
Doctor of Philosophy
La Trobe University
Graduate Diploma in Education
La Trobe University