Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson is Chair of Indigenous Linguistics and Head of the School of Language Studies at The Australian National University.   She works on Australian Aboriginal languages, especially syntax and semantics, but also place-names, dictionaries, land-claims, kinship systems, and reconstructing what languages were like from old written sources.  She is currently working on a longitudinal study of Aboriginal children learning their first language. Other projects include a computational grammar of Indonesian, work on intercultural communication, and Australian English lexicons.

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Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia

Edited by: Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges, Jane Simpson
ISBN (print): 9781921536564
ISBN (online): 9781921536571
Publication date: March 2009