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Joe Blythe

PhD student in Linguistics
University of Sydney









joe.blythe at usyd.edu.au
Ph: +61-2-90369394
Fax: +61-2-93517525





For his PhD research, Joe is investigating person reference in Murriny Patha conversation. Since completing an honours degree in
linguistics at the University of Western Australia in 1994 and before joining the Murriny Patha Song Project, he worked for nine years for a number of Aboriginal language centres in the north of Australia. From 1996 to 2000 he worked for the Kimberley Language Resource Centre in Halls Creek, primarily on the Kija and Jaru languages of the East Kimberley. He also was engaged in various projects for Katherine Regional Language Centre in the Northern Territory, Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring in Kununurra and Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in Western Australia. In 2003 he coordinated the seventh conference for the Foundation for Endangered Languages, which was held in Broome, Western Australia.


Publications


(In press). From ethical datives to number markers in Murriny Patha. In Hendery, R. & Hendriks, J. (Eds.), Grammatical Change: Theory and Description. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Pre-publication version [pdf]

(2007) with Linda Barwick, Allan Marett & Michael Walsh. 'Arriving, digging, performing, returning: an exercise in rich interpretation of a djanba song text in the sound archive of the Wadeye Knowledge Centre, Northern Territory of Australia'. In Moyle, R. M. (Ed.), Oceanic Encounters: Festschrift for Mervyn McLean. Auckland: Research in Anthropology and Linguistics Monographs. 13-24.

(2003a) Joe Blythe and Robert McKenna Brown (eds.). Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages. Bath, UK: FEL.

(2003b) with Glenn Wightman. The Role of Animals and Plants in Maintaining the Links. In Joe Blythe and Robert McKenna Brown (eds.), Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages 69-77. Bath, UK: FEL. [pdf]

(2002) with Frances Kofod. Literature for The Semi-literate: Issues for Emerging Literacies in the Kimberley Region of North-Western Australia. In Robert McKenna Brown (ed.), Endangered Languages and their Literatures: Proceedings of the Sixth FEL Conference 66-76. Antigua, Guatemala: FEL.

(2001) Yuwurriyangem Kijam: a Phrasebook of the Kija Language. Halls Creek: KLRC.

(2000) Kimberley Language Resource Centre. Guide to Writing Languages of the Kimberley. Halls Creek: KLRC.

Conference Presentations


(2008, 4 July) Principles of Referential Design in Murriny Patha Talk-in-Interaction. Workshop on Interaction, ALS 2008. University of Sydney, NSW.

(2008, 6 June) Introducing the 'Hearer's Referent' and the 'Speaker's Referent': some lessons in cognition from Murriny Patha talk-in-interaction. Departmental Seminar. University of Sydney.

(2007, 12 July) Polysynthetic, pragmatic and prosodic person reference in Murriny Patha (reported) conversations. Paper presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference. Göteborg, Sweden.

(2006, 6 Dec) ''Follow the two males'', the two males said: the interactional use of pragmatic, prosodic and polysynthetic person reference in Murriny Patha reported conversations. Departmental Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara.

(2006, 18 March) with Linda Barwick & Allan Marett. Reduplication in Murriny Patha djanba song texts in relation to musical patterning. Paper presented at Blackwood-by-the-Beach. Pearl Beach, NSW.

(2005, 3 June). Referential Tracking and Disambiguation in Murrinh-Patha. Departmental Seminar. Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, NSW.

(2006, 18 March). From Malefactives to Number Markers in Murriny Patha. Paper presented at Blackwood-by-the-Beach. Pearl Beach, NSW.

(2006, 12 May). Repair as an aid to tracking referents in Murrinh-Patha conversation. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Conversation Analysis. University of Helsinki, Finland.

(2006, 7 July). Referential Repair and Co-construction in Murriny Patha Conversational Narratives. Australian Linguistic Society Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

(2006, 9 July). From Ethic Datives to Number Markers in Murriny Patha. Paper presented at the Workshop on Grammatical Change, Australian Linguistic Society Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

(2005, 19 March). Referential tracking and disambiguation in Murrinh-Patha. Paper presented at Blackwood-by-the-Beach. Pearl Beach, NSW.

(2004, 4 April) with Michael Walsh. The Wadeye Project: Murrinh-patha song and song language at Wadeye (Port Keats), NT. Australian Linguistic Society Conference. University of Sydney, NSW

(2003, 23 Sept) with Glenn Wightman. The Role of Animals and Plants in Maintaining the Links. Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land: Seventh FEL Conference. Broome, Western Australia.

(2002, 9 August) with Frances Kofod. Literature for The Semi-literate: Issues for Emerging Literacies in the Kimberley Region of North-Western Australia. Endangered Languages and their Literatures: Sixth FEL Conference. Antigua, Guatemala.