Jane Simpson is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Sydney. She received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1983 for a thesis on a Lexical Functional Grammar account of Warlpiri advised by Ken Hale, Joan Bresnan and Paul Kiparsky (revised as Warlpiri Morphosyntax: a lexicalist approach. Kluwer, 1991). She has carried out fieldwork on the Australian language Warumungu, helped set up an Aboriginal language centre, worked on several dictionaries of Aboriginal languages, helped establish a digital archive (PARADISEC) for recordings of language and music of the Pacific, and is on a team studying first language acquisition in contact situations in Central Australia. Recent publications include the co-edited festschrift Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages (Pacific Linguistics 2001); A learner's guide to Warumungu (IAD Press 2002); the co-edited The land is a map: Place names of indigenous origin in Australia (Pandanus Press 2002); and (with M. Corris, C. Manning, and S. Poetsch) “How useful and usable are dictionaries for speakers of Australian Indigenous languages?” (International Journal of Lexicography 2004).
Jane Simpson is Ken Hale Professor of the 2005 LSA Institute.
Field Methods | LSA.301
with Mary Laughren and David Nash
Six Week Course