Nick Reid is an Associate Professor in the School. His main linguistic specialisation is the study of Australian Aboriginal languages of the Daly River region (NT). He has published grammars, dictionaries and text collections of the two languages, Ngan'gikurunggurr and Ngen'giwumirri.
His descriptive work has fuelled other research interests, primarily within the areas of morphological and syntactic typology, language description, historical linguistics and ethnomusicology. He is particularly interested in systems of nominal and verbal classification, and has co-edited a book on nominal classification in Australian languages.
In addition to ongoing documentary linguistic projects in the Daly River region, Nick takes active interest in the maintenance and revival of Aboriginal languages in NSW, and the phonetics of Australian English. He is currently engaged in collaborative research with Patrick Nunn looking at the use of scientifically derived sea level rise chronologies as a way of dating Aboriginal oral traditions about coastal inundation around the Australian coastline.
Nick has been the degree coordinator of UNE's highly successful online Master of Applied Linguistics and has been actively involved in course development and online teaching since 1997. He has developed extensive multimedia teaching resources, including the widely used Phonetics: an Interactive Introduction. At UNE he has been an early adopter of online audio and video delivery, enhanced podcasting and web-based assessment.