Researcher biography

Research Interests include interactions between discourse, cognition and grammar, pragmatics, perspective-taking in discourse, Conversation Analysis, typology, narrative structure, language shift and language maintenance, Australian Aboriginal Languages.

Author of:

  • Articles on interactions between discourse and grammar in Garrwa and other Australian Languages, including A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa. Berlin:Mouton De Gruyter. 2012
  • Publications on interactions between discourse and grammar in Garrwa and other Australian Languages,
  • Publications on epistemics and evidential pragmatics, including Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance: Narrative Retelling. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2001
  • Publications on Aboriginal English in Queensland Aboriginal Communities
  • Publications on classroom interaction in Early Years and Indigenous schooling.

Editor of:

  • Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages (With Brett Baker, Amsterdam: John Benjamins 2008)
  • Indigenous Language and Social Identity (With Brett Baker, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner, Canberra:Pacific Linguistics, 2011)
  • Proceedings of the 2004 and 2006 annual meetings of the Australian Linguistics Society
Featured projects Duration
Talking knowledge, doing learning: the early years
ARC Discovery Projects
20152018
Talking knowledge, doing learning: the early years
ARC Discovery Projects
20152018

Areas of research