Committee Members

Ilana Mushin President 2020-2023

Ilana Mushin is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, specialising in pragmatics, typology, and interactional linguistics in Australian Aboriginal languages, especially Garrwa. She has also recently worked on early years classroom interaction and on Queensland varieties of Aboriginal English.

Celeste Rodríguez Louro

Celeste Rodriguez Louro Vice-President 2018-2020

Celeste Rodríguez Louro is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Western Australia. She is a variationist sociolinguist interested in the social and linguistic factors constraining variation in synchrony and diachrony. Her current research examines morpho-syntax and discourse-pragmatics in varieties of Aboriginal English.

Bill Palmer Vice-President 2020-2023

Bill Palmer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle and his research expertise includes linguistic typology, syntax, spatial cognition, and the Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages of the Pacific and New Guinea.

Alice Gaby Vice-President 2020-2023

Alice Gaby teaches linguistics at Monash University. Her research explores semantic and structural typology, the relationship between language, culture and cognition, and the documentation and description of Australian Indigenous, including linguist-community partnerships in language research, repatriation and revitalisation.

Robert Mailhammer

Robert Mailhammer Secretary 2019-2020

Robert Mailhammer is Associate Professor at Western Sydney University with an interest in historical linguistics, language documentation, phonetics, phonology, and morphology. His focus are the Germanic and Australian languages.

Joe Blythe Associate Secretary 2017-2020

Joe Blythe is a lecturer in linguistics at Macquarie University with a research focus on Murrinhpatha, Gija, and Jaru. He explores the linguistic structure and social action, and what these relationships reveal about social cognition and culture.

Mark Harvey Treasurer 2017-2020

Mark Harvey is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle. He works in the Darwin region, and his research interests include the structure of Australian languages, historical relationships among Australian languages, and systems of kinship and land tenure.

Joshua Butler Postgraduate Representative
2019 - 2020

Joshua Butler is a PhD Candidate at La Trobe University. His primary research is on the historical linguistics of the Celtic languages, particularly Middle Cornish. His work also focuses on the digitisation of historical documents and their accessibility.

Joshua Butler

Keith Allan Journal Editor 2006 to 2020

Keith Allan is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. His research interests are aspects of meaning, and the history and philosophy of linguistics.

Jean Mulder Journal Editor 2018-2023

Jean Mulder holds an honorary position in linguistics at the University of Melbourne and specialises in discourse studies and pragmatics in Australian English, Ganalbingu, and Tsimshian.

Alan Libert Journal (Reviews) Editor
2002 - 2020

Alan Libert is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle focusing on morphosyntax and the comparison of natural and artificial languages.

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