Dr Myfany Turpin
|Dr Myfany Turpin|
'BA/Music University of Melbourne', Hons ANU, PhD University of Sydney
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Linguistics
Office: Gordon Greenwood (32), 517
Phone: (07) 3365 1445
Phone: (07) 3365 1445
- language and music
- Aboriginal languages & song-poetry, phonology, semantics, lexicography, language documentation, language maintenance and education.
- I work with Arandic and Warlpiri people to document their traditional songs, identify performance opportunities and ways to maintain their traditional performance arts; collaborating with other linguists, Batchelor Institute (BIITE), Irrkerlantye and Barkly Arts. I also work with Kaytetye speakers to make resources in their language, including a Kaytetye to English Dictionary. Since 2002 I have worked with Neutral Junction school to develop a Kaytetye language and music program, providing teacher training and making resources such as songs, books, DVDs, posters and flashcards in collaboration with Batchelor Institute (BIITE) and MusicOutback Foundation.
Current research projects:
- Singing the Dreaming: exploring the relationship between language and music in Arandic song−poetry. Funded by the ARC, 2010-2014 (DP1092887).
- Natural Language Generation for Aboriginal Languages [http://web.science.mq.edu.au/~madras/research/aborig-layman.html]. Funded by the ARC, 2010-2013 (Dras, Turpin, Rambow and Dale DP1095443). MacQuarie University.
- Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures: towards an ecology of musical diversity [http://musecology.griffith.edu.au/]. Funded by the ARC, 2009-2013 (LP0989243). Queensland Conservatorium Griffith Universtity, Music Council of Australia, International Music Council and six partner universities.
- Willowra Yawulyu: Warlpiri women's ceremonies from Willowra. Funded by Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Program, Natural Resource Management Board NT Government, 2010 (Laughren & Turpin).
- Arandic language and Song Maintenance. Funded by Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records Program (Australian Government), 2010-2011 (Carew, Woods, Green and Turpin). Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education https://www.batchelor.edu.au/ .
- 2012, with Alison Ross, Kaytetye to English Dictionary. IAD Press: Alice Springs, NT. (Available from http://iadpress.com/bookstore/)
- 2012 Song-poetry of Central Australia: sustaining traditions. Language Documentation and Description 10: 15-36
- 2010, with Jenny Green, Trading in terms: alternate registers and linguistic affiliation in Arandic languages. In Language and social identity in Indigenous communities, eds. Ilana Mushin, Brett Baker, Rod Gardner and Mark Harvey Pacific Linguistics, 323–347.
- 2010, with Tonya Stebbins, The language of song: some recent approaches in description and analysis. In The Language of Song: A Special Issue of Australian Journal of Linguistics, Vol 2, 2009. Guest editors Myfany Turpin, Tonya Stebbins and Stephen Morey, 1–17.
- 2009 Review of Poetic meter and musical form in Tashlhiyt Berber songs by François Dell & Mohamed Elmedlaoui (Berber Studies 19). In Journal of Linguistics 45:1, 216–221.
- 2008, with Grace Koch, The language of Aboriginal songs. In Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans and Luisa Miceli (eds) Morphology and Language History. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benajamins, 167–183
- 2007a Artfully hidden: text and rhythm in a Central Australian Aboriginal song series. Musicology Australia, 29, 93-108.
- 2007b The poetics of Central Australian song. In A. Marett & L. Barwick (Eds.), Studies in Aboriginal Song: A Special Issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies, Vol 2, 100-115. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
- 2005 ‘Form and meaning of Akwelye: a Kaytetye women's song series from Central Australia’. Phd thesis, Universty of Sydney, NSW.
- 2004, with Alison Ross, Awelye Akwelye: Kaytetye women's songs from Arnerre, Central Australia. Papulu Apparr-kari language and culture centre, Tennant Creek. Recordings by Grace, Koch, Linda Barwick and Myfany Turpin, commentary by Myfany Turpin and Alison Ross.
- 2004, with Alison Ross, Kaytetye Picture Dictionary. IAD Press, Alice Springs, NT.
- 2003 Growing Up Kaytetye. Stories by Tommy Kngwarraye Thompson. IAD Press, Alice Springs, NT.
- 2002 "Body parts in Kaytetye feeling expressions" in Wierzbicka A. and Enfield, N. (eds) The Body in Description of Emotions. Special Edition of Pragmatics and Cognition. 10:1/2, pp 271-341.
- 2001, with Jenny Green, "Common sense: Continuing the Comparative Tradition" in Simpson, Jane; David Nash, Mary Laughren, Peter Austin and Barry Alpher (eds.) Forty Years On. Ken Hale and Australian languages. Pacific Linguistics Series:Canberra, 89-111.
- 2000 A Learner's Guide to Kaytetye. IAD Press, Alice Springs, NT.