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Senior Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland

Dr Rob Pensalfini’s research interests include theoretical phonology, morphology and syntax; Australian languages; lexicography; language endangerment and maintenance; architecture of the language faculty, language in education; sociolinguistics; and actor training, the use of the human voice in (theatrical) performance.

He is the author of:

A Grammar of Jingulu: an aboriginal language of the Northern Territory. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2003.
Articles on syntax, morphophonology and phonology of Australian languages, ethnography, and language maintenance.
Editor of: two volumes of MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

His other interests include: Co-artistic director, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. Actor training, voice training - faculty member, Shakespeare & Company, USA.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies Faculty of Arts
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History Faculty of Arts