Prof Jane Simpson

TypeParty
Party Typeperson
Access PrivilegesCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
TitleProf
Given NameJane
SurnameSimpson
NLA Identifierhttps://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1013289
Brief DescriptionJane Simpson majored in Chinese and English literature at ANU, followed by honours in Middle English and an MA in Linguistics (1977). She spent 10 months in Moscow as an ANU exchange scholar (1977-78). She has carried out fieldwork on Indigenous Australian languages since 1979, and received a PhD in linguistics from MIT in 1983 for a study of Warlpiri in the Lexical-Functional Grammar framework.
Full DescriptionJane Simpson majored in Chinese and English literature at ANU, followed by honours in Middle English and an MA in Linguistics (1977). She spent 10 months in Moscow as an ANU exchange scholar (1977-78). She has carried out fieldwork on Indigenous Australian languages since 1979, and received a PhD in linguistics from MIT in 1983 for a study of Warlpiri in the Lexical-Functional Grammar framework. She was a Sloan postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. She then worked in Central Australia on Warumungu language and language maintenance, and helped set up a language centre in Tennant Creek. She also carried out various consultancies (e.g. Aboriginal Legal Aid, Aboriginal Sacred Sites Protection Authority), and worked on the Warumungu land claims. In 1987-89 with David Nash she worked as lexicography fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, helping set up a digital archive of Aboriginal language material, which became ASEDA. In 1989 she became a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Sydney. In 2005, with Mary Laughren and David Nash, she shared the Linguistics Society of America Summer Institute Inaugural Ken Hale Chair. In 2011 she moved to ANU as the inaugural chair of Indigenous linguistics and head of the School of Language Studies. In 2014 she stepped down as head of school and is now Deputy Director of the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.
Email Addressjane.simpson@anu.edu.au
Postal AddressSchool of Literature Languages & Linguistics
Research School of Humanities & the Arts
110 Ellery Crescent, Baldessin Precinct
The Australian National University
ACT 2600 Australia
Phone Number02 6125 7427 (57427)
Website Addresshttps://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/simpson-jhh
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7487-1234
Fields of Research200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
200201 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
160103 - Linguistic Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
950302 - Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
KeywordsIndigenous Australian culture and languages
Anthropology
Linguistics
Lexicography
Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6016
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