Jane Simpson studies several Australian Aboriginal languages: Warumungu, Kaurna and Warlpiri. She has worked on land claims in the Tennant Creek area, on maintenance of Indigenous languages and establishing electronic archives of text and audio-visual material. Areas of research include the structure of languages, child language acquisition, intercultural communication, Australian English, Australian place-names, South Australian history, and dictionaries for endangered languages. She sometimes blogs at Endangered Languages and Cultures http://www.paradisec.org.au/blog/ (formerly 'Transient Languages').
Chair of Indigenous Linguistics, Australian National University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
Gaps in Australia's Indigenous Language Policy: Dismantling bilingual education in the NT, (with Caffery & McConvell) http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/docs/dp/DP24.pdf
Children's language and multilingualism: Indigenous language use at home and school, [with Gillian Wigglesworth, eds] Continuum, London
A learner's guide to Warumungu: Mirlamirlajinjjiki Warumunguku apparrka, Alice Springs, IAD Press
Linguistic Anthropology (160103)
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Languages (200319)