Languages and cultural expression research team

Dr Doug Marmion

Dr Doug Marmion

Doug taught for three years at Yirara College in Alice Springs, followed by three years as Adult Educator at Walungurru (also known as Kintore), in the Gibson Desert west of Alice Springs. While in Central Australia he began learning the Western Desert Language and studying linguistics, eventually taking up the position of Senior Linguist at the Yamaji Language Centre in Geraldton, WA. In his eight years in this position he worked with speakers of various languages of the Murchison-Gascoyne region (including Wajarri, Badimaya, Nhanda, Malgana, Warriyangka, Ngarlawangka and Wanmala) to...

Dr Michael Walsh

Dr Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh's research has focused on the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory over the last forty years. This research includes descriptive and typological studies of Aboriginal languages as well as investigations into language use among Indigenous Australians. An interest in lexical semantics has given rise to such studies as one on body part metaphors and another on nominal classification. In these and other studies he is interested in testing general assumptions about how languages are supposed to work against data collected in the field.

Outside of strictly linguistic...