ARC Future Fellow in Linguistics, The University of Queensland

Felicity Meakins is a Future Fellow at the University of Queensland. She is a field linguist who specialises in the documentation of Australian Indigenous languages in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory and the effect of English on Indigenous languages. She has worked as a community linguist as well as an academic over the past 18 years, facilitating language revitalisation programs, consulting on Native Title claims and conducting research into Indigenous languages. She has compiled a number of dictionaries and grammars of traditional Indigenous languages and has written numerous papers on language change in Australia.


  • 2014–2014
    ARC Research Fellow (DECRA) in Linguistics, University of Queensland