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The Australian National University

Professor Nicholas Evans

Phone: 6125 0028

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific


Australian Aboriginal languages

Research interests: Linguistic diversity and its implications for general linguistic theory, the grammar of psychosocial cognition, grammatical and semantic typology, historical linguistics, contact and areal linguistics, the effects of culture on the emergence of language structure, the pragmatics/semantics interface, and the use of linguistic evidence in native title claims. Specific language interests include Kayardild, Bininj Gun-wok (Mayali), Dalabon, Iwaidja, Ilgar, Marrku, Golin, Nen, and Mundari.

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