PhD student Aidan Wilson has received a $20,000 grant from AIATSIS to document parts of the Traditional Tiwi language, an under-studied and highly endangered language
from the Tiwi Islands in Australia’s north.
Debbie Loakes has received an Early Career Researcher Grant of $25,000 from the university to continue her work on sound change in Australian English. This is a continuing study with Janet Fletcher and John Hajek, and now Josh Clothier, looking specifically at the merger of /el/-/æl/ and related phenomena. This particular project is called “Accent and Identity in Regional Victoria: Local dynamics, local histories and social structure” and aims to address sociophonetic aspects of production and perception in five Victorian locations.
Ruth Singer has received a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant ($24,985.04) for her project ‘Children’s perspectives on growing up multilingual
at Warruwi Community’.