Workshop: Phonetics and phonology of Australian Indigenous languages

University of Western Sydney/Bankstown Campus 

13-14 June 2013

Sponsored by ASSTA the MARCS Institute (UWS) and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts (UWS)

This workshop has a thematic focus on the phonetics and phonology of Australian Indigenous languages. The aim is to bring together specialists in this area to discuss current theoretical issues in order to produce outlines for concrete research projects involving interdisciplinary collaboration on a regional and international level.

This two-day event will involve a first day of presentations and discussions focused specifically on circulating and disseminating ideas and topics that are in need of collaborative investigation as well as initiating possible collaborative projects. Six invited specialists in the field will outline strategic initiatives of priority research in the phonetics and phonology of Australian Indigenous languages. On the second day, these leads will be taken up by smaller project groups with the specific aim to generate viable outlines of proposals which will then be further developed for submission to national and international funding bodies within the following year/funding cycle if possible.

The workshop is open to ASSTA members free of charge. A limited number of PhD student travel awards are also available: For more information please email 

Strategic initiatives presented by:

Prof. Andy Butcher (Flinders University)

Dr. Brett Baker (University of Melbourne)

A/Prof. Janet Fletcher (University of Melbourne)

Dr. Mark Harvey (University of Newcastle)

Dr. Erich Round (University of Queensland)

A/Prof.Marija Tabain (La Trobe University)


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