Dr Felicity Meakins
Dr Felicity Meakins
BA (Hons), MA (UQ), PhD (Melb) 
 
ARC Research Fellow in Linguistics (DECRA)

 

Office:         Gordon Greenwood Building (#32) 517
Phone:        (+61 7) 3365 2877
Email:          f.meakins@uq.edu.au  
 
Teaching:
 
  • LING2040 Morphology
  • LING3010 Grammatical Aspects of Language Contact
  • LING3025 Study of an Aboriginal Language
Research Interests:
 
  • Language contact, particularly mixed languages, creole languages, code-switching and language convergence; Australian languages, including Gurindji, Gurindji Kriol, Bilinarra, Ngarinyman and Kriol;
  • Morphology, particularly inflectional morphology in contact;
  • Sociolinguistics, e.g. language ecologies, endangerment and shift, variationalist approaches;
  • Language documentation, including fieldwork methodology, annotation of corpus data and the structure of reference grammars.
Current research projects:
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 Community Resources:   
 
  • 2011. Kamparnup Karu (Children's Bush Medicine). DVD in Gurindji and English. with Connie Ngarrmaya, Violet Donald, Topsy Dodd and Lisa and Keethan Smiler.
  • 2011. Violet Donald Stories (Water, Damper, Bush Onions, Water Lilies). DVD in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald.
  • 2011. Kunawa (Cattle Creek). DVD in Gurindji, Kriol and English. with Connie Ngarrmaya, Ena and Sarah Oscar and Teresa Yupuny.
  • 2009. Kajangarna Mangarri 3 (Water, Damper, Bush Onions, Water Lilies). DVD in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd and Kitty Mintawurr. 19min.
  • 2009. Kajangarna Mangarri 2 (Witchetty grubs, Bush Plums, Conkerberries, Bush Potatoes and Bush Bananas). DVD in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd. 30min.
  • 2009. Stories from the Station Days. DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd and Kitty Mintawurr. 56min.
  • 2009. Yiparrartu (Emu) Dreaming. DVD in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Teresa Yupuny and Kathleen Sambo. 25min.
  • 2009. Ochres: Yartu, Kalnga, Karntawarra, Ngunyjungunyju. DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd, Teresa Yupuny and Kathleen Sambo. 39min.
  • 2010. Artefacts (Kuturu, Kilkilpkaji, Yukurrukurru, Kawarla). DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd, Jimmy Wavehill.
  • 2008. Kawarla (Coolamon) Production. DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Peggy Wavehill, Jimmy Wavehill, Teresa  Yupuny, and Kitty Mintawurr. 33mins.
  • 2008. Kajangarna (Bush Medicine) 1. DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd and Peggy Wavehill. 21mins.
  • 2008. Kajangarna Mangarri 1 (Bush Bananas, Ashes, Bush Onions, Yams). DVD and  4 booklets with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, Topsy Dodd, Teresa Yupuny and Kathleen Sambo. 33:30mins
  • 2008. Ngarlu (Bush Honey). DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English. with Violet Donald, Biddy Wavehill, and Topsy Dodd. 11mins
  • 2008. Wirriji (Hair String) Production. DVD and booklet in Gurindji and English with Violet Donald 22:30mins
  • 2004. Children's Bush Medicine. DVD and booklet in Bilinarra and English. with Ivy Hector, Mildred Hector and Barbara Bobby.
  • 2004. Nangangari, Barrjirda and Lardaj Dreaming. 3 DVDs and booklets in Bilinarra  and English. with Ivy Hector, Mildred Hector and Barbara Bobby.
 
Other Activities:
  • I make Aboriginal language resources in Gurindji and Bilinarra, for example DVDs and booklets on bush foods and medicines, artefact production, Dreaming stories and ceremonial life. I have also been involved in producing dictionaries of Gurindji and Bilinarra with other linguists including Patrick McConvell, Erika Charola, Lauren Campbell and Justin Spence. I am also in the process of compiling a Gurindji Kriol grammar and a Bilinarra grammar jointly with Rachel Nordlinger. These have been the result of fieldwork over the last eight years in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (Australia).
 

 

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