3. Making First Nations eDictionaries

Project duration:

8 weeks 29 November - 24 December 2021; 3 - 28 January 2022


This project will involve further developing the Ngarinyman and Waanyi dictionaries and converting the Gurindji, Bilinarra, Mudburra and Ngarinyman paper dictionaries into mobile apps with images and a click and hear function which will be hosted online.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Summer Research scholars will gain hands on experience in using dictionary-making software common to field linguistics. They will also become familiar with linguistic annotation tools and elicitation methodologies. The end result will be five searchable, talking dictionary apps.

Suitable for: 

This project is open to applications from advanced students with a background in Linguistics and IT, and First Nations languages. Indigenous applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of participants required: 3

Further information: 

Please contact Professor Felicity Meakins via email