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General Papers

Body-parts in Kriol and Dalabon: matches and mismatches
Maïa Ponsonnet
Bound Ideophones in Sinitic languages
Hilario de Sousa
Reconciling tradition and modernity: the nominalising enclitic in Lelepa
Sebastien Lacrampe
Lexical Stress of Loan Words from Aboriginal Languages in Contemporary Standard Australian English
Marjolaine MARTIN
Voicing in Gurindji Kriol
Caroline Jones, Felicity Meakins
Fricative variation in maternal speech in Gurindji Kriol and regional Australian English
Heather Buchan
Construction of community identity and the historical selection of cultural and linguistic features
Rachel Hendery
Acoustic investigations of the syllabic -es plural in 2-year-olds’ speech
Kiri Mealings, Felicity Cox, Katherine Demuth
Sequential Bilingual (Mandarin-English) Children’s Production of Australian English Codas
Nan Xu, Katherine Demuth, Felicity Cox
How children's schwas əppear in American English
Benjamin Davies, Ivan Yuen, Katherine Demuth
Fronting, discourse and intonational cues in Mawng
Janet Fletcher, Ruth Singer
Defining common ground without runaway recursion
Keith Allan
A challenge to neo-Whorfians: Language shift without cognitive shift
Felicity Meakins, Caroline Jones
On Conversational Valence and the Definition of Interjections
Alan Reed Libert
Notions about motion: the lexical semantics and valency alternations of English 'climb', 'crawl', 'swim', 'fly', 'carry' and 'throw'.
Cliff Goddard
Grammar of Perception in Avatime
Rebecca Defina
I can haz speech play: The construction of language and identity in LOLspeak
Lauren Gawne, Jill Vaughan
It's speaking Australian English we are: Irish features in nineteenth century Australia
Kate Burridge, Simon Musgrave
Now we rank them, now we don't? Journal rankings and beyond: the challenge for linguistics in the new ERA of research
John Hajek, Simon Musgrave
Topic Continuity of Subject & Non-Subject in Squliq Atayal Legends: Evidence from Statistics
Kun-Long Liu
Typology, Phonology and Variation in Lishui Lexical Tone Sandhi
William Steed
Estonian FL English Speakers’ Accuracy of Identification and Perceptions of World Englishes
Delaney Michael Skerrett
Word Order Disharmony in Sinitic Comparatives
Hilary Chappell
Case marking (accounts) in collapse:Evidence from Early Modern Dutch egodocuments (1570-1630)
Jennifer Boyce Hendriks
The CLUES database: automated search for cognate forms
Mark Planigale, Tonya Stebbins
Experts as "vulnerable" witnesses in Australian Aboriginal land claim and Native Title cases.
Michael Walsh
The Linguistic Anatomy of Individual Differences in Spoken Japanese
Shunichi Ishihara
Morphology and Syntax of the Epistemic Active Modal Verb yimikin
Mohammad Ali Al-Zahrani
"Nice, rude, polite" Anglo sociality concepts
Sophia Waters
Investigating Word Classes in Indonesian using Computational Methods
Meladel Mistica
Why nominalize a verb and then use it to head a finite clause?
Simon Edward Overall
Head marking and double indexing in three Bougainville languages
Bill Palmer
Contact-induced change in Japanese from Chinese and Dutch
Peter Hendriks
Non-finite complementation in French L2: a learner corpus approach
Hugues Peters
Consonantal Space-Compensation Processes: an approach to understanding phonemic adjustments in world sound systems
Simon Gonzalez
The acquisition of Murrinh-Patha
Joseph Blythe, Barbara Kelly, Rachel Nordlinger, Jill Wigglesworth
The functions of Japanese interactive markers zo and ze: Through their co-occurrence restrictions with some particular expressions
Naomi Ogi
How do you take your verb: heavy, light, semi-light
Mark Harvey, Simin Karimi, Greg Key, Deniz Tat
Temporal distinctions around the present in Kala Lagaw Ya
Marie-Eve Andree Ritz, Lesley Fiona Stirling
Nominal classifiers mediate selectional restrictions: motivations for nominal classifications systems with a strong semantic basis
Ruth Jennifer Singer
The morphosyntax of a created language: intended and unintended effects of relexification
Piers Kelly
“Actual-Potential”-Polysemy and other lexico-semantic patterns in languages of Australia and beyond
Matthias Urban
Spatial, temporal and anaphoric deixis in Longgu narratives: what is lost between speaking and writing?
Deborah Hill, Deborah Hill
Mami Iwashita
Some morphophonological alternations and their evolution in Tangkic
Erich Round
Semantic Analysis of Sentence-Final Particle Laa1 in Cantonese
Helen Leung
Meaning change in the flora, fauna, artefact and social domains in the prehistory of the Kimberley region,Western Australia
Patrick McConvell, Stef Spronck
Peter Collins, Melody Yao
Interactional use of Korean -nikka/-nuntay and Japanese -tte in spoken discourse
Hyun Su Kim
‘Con’, ‘Cái’ and the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) Approach
Loan Dao
Verbal nouns in Hijazi Arabic: A DM analysis
Thamir Al Barrag
Semantics of Non-Referential Subject Indexing in Nehan
John Olstad
Agentive/ergative marking in Tibeto-Burman and Australian languages
Alexander Robertson Coupe
On the development of evidential ‘say’ in Chinese
Winnie Chor, Foongha Yap
Austroasiatic Olfactory Terms and the Universal Path of Synesthetic Expression
Daniel C. Devitt
A Further Word on Final Particle but in Australian English Conversation
Jean Mulder, Cara Penry Williams, Sandra A Thompson
Stancetaking as a means for understanding shifting speech repertoires in Indonesia
Howard John Manns
"Show her to me": Referential hierarchies and ditransitive verbs in Araki
Alex François
Maa takes over all the negative particles in Faify Arabic
Salih Alzahrani
Syllable Reduction and Deletion: A Reliable Diagnostic For Metrical Structure In Iwaidja
Bruce Birch
Tangsa song language - common language, proto form or both?
Stephen Morey
Explore meaning relations between ‘noun opposites’: a case study
Zhengdao Ye


Production and perception of prosodically varying inter-gestural timing in American English laterals.
Susan Lin
A Formal and Functional Approach for Determining Adverbs in Warnman
Albert James Burgman
Getting In Line: An Investigation of Spatial Frames of Reference in Iwaidja
Bruce Birch, Cris Edmonds-Wathen
A typology of recursive phenomena in Old English word-formation
Javier Martín Arista
Grammar and hypertext: Nunggubuyu as a case study
Simon Musgrave, Nick Thieberger
Speech acts and address form: A case study of Australian Arabic youth in a friendship group
Gerard O'Neill
On Aspect and Number Connection in Marori
wayan arka
Explicit Apologies in Spoken and Written American English
Gusztav Demeter
Discourse Representation Theory and the Development of Reference in Interlanguage
Marie Fellbaum Korpi
Code-switching in the media (radio reports) in Tabriz, Iran
Asefeh Zeinalabedini Ch.
An Enquiry in the Romanian Anger-like Words
Alina Gina Harabor
Verbal artistry of niraval in Carnatic vocal music
Mahesh Radhakrishnan
Explaining the prehistory of personal pronouns in the Kuri languages
Harold James Koch
Jespersen's Cycle in the development of Quechua Negation
Edith Pineda Bernuy
Noun classifiers in Pamosu
Ian Tupper
Interactive attitude in Korean
Duck-Young Lee
Mirativity in imperatives
Hideki Mori
Lexical and grammatical borrowing in Australia: the case of Marra and Warndarrang
Mark Harvey
Routine Politeness Formulae in Persian: A Study on Leave-taking
kourosh saberi
Intangible Heritage and Language Teaching
A corpus-based typology of non-verbal semiotic devices in Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Gabrielle Hodge
Interspatial education: frames of reference in Iwaidja and the mathematics curriculum
Cris Edmonds-Wathen
A phonetic explanation for the confusion between 'then' and 'than'.
Felicity Cox
Exploring syllabification in early speech
Kelly Maree Miles, Jill Thorson, Ivan Yuen, Katherine Demuth
From witches to roses: Ideological influences on the translation of metaphor
Kari Sullivan
Autosegmental theory and Papuan languages
Fanny Cottet
Raising nouns as Case assigning arguments: Evidence from Mauritian Creole
Diana Mary Guillemin
Revealing social cognition in lexemes with mixed methods approach
Ulla Vanhatalo, Reetta Alexandra Konstenius
Whence Have/be: On auxiliary choices in Western Europe
Cathryn Donohue

Plenary speaker

Prosodic Constraints on Children's Variable Production of Grammatical Morphemes
Katherine Demuth
It's all in the timing: Looking for the temporal signatures of prosodic structure in Australian languages
Janet Fletcher
Semantic Fieldwork
Birgit Hellwig
Towards a Canonical Typology of Prosodic Systems
Larry Hyman

Epistemic perspective and social cognition

Telling who intentionally does what in Sherpa
Barbara Kelly
Semasiology ‘versus’ onomasiology?
Andrea Schalley
The dimension of engagement: towards a typology
Nicholas Evans
Cognition and epistemicity in post-Chomskyan linguistics
Stef Spronck
Aspects of the grammar of self-alienation in the Ku Waru language of Highland PNG
Alan Rumsey
On the Arrernte ‘quotative’ akwele
Patrick Caudal, Martina Faller, John Henderson

Current issues in non-verbal communication research

Elaborating who's what: A study of depiction and grammar in Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Lindsay N Ferrara, Trevor Johnston
What we know people know about gesture
Lauren Gawne, Barbara F. Kelly
Do sign languages lack pronouns?
Kearsy Comrier, Adam Schembri, Bencie Woll
Doctor-patient discourse: A multimodal investigation
Alice Ann Rouse
Forming impressions of others from the nonverbal gestures they use while speaking different languages
Lucy Johnston, Jeanette King, Jen Hay
The semantics of song: expressing meaning through dance, design and text in an Aboriginal song series
Mary Laughren, Myfany Turpin
Aspect Marking in Auslan
Michael Gray
Towards a multimodal Australian National Corpus
Pam Peters, Michael Haugh, Steve Cassidy

Kids, Kriol(s) and Classrooms

From vernacular to “standard”: Worldwide perspectives on classroom second dialect acquisition
Jeff Siegel
Writing Aboriginal English & English-based Creoles: Considerations and Reflections
Samantha Disbray, Deborah Elizabeth Loakes
Educational failure or success: Aboriginal children’s non-standard English utterances
Sally Dixon
Recording in busy classrooms.
Rod Gardner, Ilana Mushin, Janet Watts, Jen Munro
Aboriginal English and Associated Varieties: Observations on Shared Grammatical Features
Ian Grenville Malcolm
Number and two languages in the Early Years: report on a project with paraprofessional indigenous teachers in two NT North East Arnhem Yolŋu schools
Melanie Wilkinson
Conducting communication assessments with school-aged Kimberley Kriol speakers
Claire Salter, Judy Gould
Sad stories: An analysis of practice NAPLAN texts showing how high stakes literacy testing can drive curriculum and pedagogy away from the second language learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Denise Angelo, Renae O'Hanlon

Romance Linguistics in the Pacific: Variation in time and space

The direct object marker in Romanian: a historical perspective
Virginia Hill
On the internal structure and interpretation of Spanish PredNP
Melvin Gonzalez-Rivera
Restrictions on nominality in Spanish finite clauses
Manuel Delicado Cantero, Melvin Gonzalez Rivera
A Western Australian Italian pidgin?
stéphane goyette
Language contact and grammatical change in Australian Italian
Marinella Caruso
Floating agreement in American Spanish leísta dialects
Elisabeth Mayer
Chota Valley Spanish: A missing creole, a decreolized language, or something else?
sandro sessarego
Variation in the position of the Definite Determiner in Romanian: A Biolinguistic Perspective
Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Stanca Somesfalean
A markedness differential for palatal and velar nasals
Carlos-Eduardo Pineros
Amazonian Spanish - tense and aspect usage by L2 speakers: a preliminary investegation
Brighde Clare Collins

The Semantics of Nouns

Body parts in Koromu
Carol Ann Priestley
The semantics of nouns for standing water bodies: lake, lac, tjukula
Helen Elizabeth Bromhead
A semantic menagerie: The conceptual semantics of the names of animal species.
Cliff Goddard
Lexical universals of kinship: names for relatives in five European languages
Anna Wierzbicka
Germans, Queenslanders and Londoners: The Semantics of Demonyms
Michael Roberts

Modality in the Indigenous languages of Australia and PNG

Irrealis in the languages of the Kimberley region
Chikako Senge, Stef Spronck
Exploring the meaning of Warlpiri propositional particle nganta
Mary Laughren
A Murrinh-Patha view of counterfactuality and the irrealis
Patrick Caudal, Rachel Nordlinger
Modality in two Torricelli languages
Lea Brown
Some Enindhilyakwa puzzles for the realis/irrealis distinction
Patrick Caudal, Marie-Elaine van Egmond
Modality in Barunga Kriol
Sarah Cutfield
Various expressions of modality in Koromu
Carol Ann Priestley
Mixing modal marking in Momu
Tom Honeyman
The emergence of tense in languages of the Central Papuan family
Alan Jones

Indigenous languages: states, maintenance, revival

Taking to the Airwaves: a strategy for language revival
Robert Maxwell Amery, KWP Kaurna Warra Pintyandi
What works when teaching a highly endangered language, versus teaching a strong language?
Mary-Anne Gale
The Master-Apprentice program at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring
Knut J. Olawsky
Revival languages as practice – A new model for contextual typology
Christina Eira, Tonya N Stebbins, Vicki Couzens
Languages in Bangladesh
Tamanna Maqsood
Reversing Language Shift in Estonia
Delaney Michael Skerrett
Peetyawan Weeyn: A Guide to Language Revival Planning
Christina Eira, Paul Paton
Just me wants all of yous. How much can a Yuwaalaraay pronoun express?
John Giacon