Presentations

International conferences

  • 2017a. The ‘nothing’ gesture in Syuba: An example of the ‘away’ gesture family of conventional co-speech gestures in a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. iGesto Porto: February 2-3.
  • 2017b. A survey of Current Reproducibility Practices in Linguistics Publications. Linguistics Society of America Symposium & Panel Discussion: Data Citation and Attribution for Reproducible Research in Linguistics. Austin, Texas: January 5. With Barbara Kelly, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker & Tyler Heston.
  • 2016a. Reported Speech Evidentiality in Tibeto-Burman Languages. Workshop on typological profiles of language families of South Asia. Uppsala: September 15-16.
  • 2016b. The ‘General Fact’ copula in Yolmo and the influence of Tamang. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB). University of York: September 6-9. With T. Owen-Smith.
  • 2016c. The interrogative palms-rotated gesture in Kagate, a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) annual conference 2016. Paris: July 18-22.
  • 2016d. Tone and Intonation in three Tibeto-Burman languages. Workshops on Tone and Intonation 3. IIT Guwahati: January 7-8. With A. Teo and M. Baese-Berk.
  • 2015a. Putting practice into words: Fieldwork methodology in grammatical descriptions. 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. Hawaii: February 26-March 1. With Andrea Berez, Barbara F. Kelly & Tyler Heston. [GoogleDoc slides]
  • 2015b. Bilingual Education in Australian Aboriginal Communities: The forty years of the Yirrkala step model. 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. Hawaii: Feb 26-March 1. With Gemma Morales & Gillian Wigglesworths.
  • 2015c. Divide and Survive: The construction of Syuba Identity and Language Maintenance in Nepal. 5th Cambridge Conference on Endangered Languages. Cambridge: July 31. [GoogleDocs slides]
  • 2015d. Tone and intonation: A case study in two Tibetic languages. The 18th International Conference on Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow: Aug 10-14. With A. Teo and M. Baese-Berk.
  • 2014a. Egophoricity in Bodish Languages. 24th Meeting of the South East Asian Linguistics Society. Yangon: May 27-31, 2014.
  • 2014b. Collecting bilingual audio in remote indigenous villages (poster). 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Dublin, Ireland: August 23-29, 2014. With Steven Bird, Isaac McAlister & Katie Gelbart.
  • 2014c. Yolmo opacity of mind in grammar. Hyolmo workshop, Cluster of Excellence Asia And Europe in a Global Context, Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany. November 14-15, 2014.
  • 2013a. Talking about community. 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. Hawaii: Feb 28-March 3, 2013. With Barbara F. Kelly.
  • 2013b. Beyond conjunct/disjunct in Tibeto-Burman languages. Himalayan Languages Symposium 19. Canberra: September 6-7, 2013.
  • 2012a. A preliminary analysis of tone in Lamjung Yolmo. The 18th Himalayan Languages Symposium. Varanasi, 10-12 September, 2012. With Amos Teo.
  • 2012b. The conjunct/disjunct system in two languages of Nepal: Lamjung Yolmo and Sherpa. NEILS7, the annual conference of the North East India Linguistics Society. Guwahati: 2-4 February, 2012. With Barbara F. Kelly.
  • 2011a. Don’t forget the kids! Recording children’s talk in language documentation (Poster). 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. Hawaii: 11-13 February, 2011. With Barbara F. Kelly.
  • 2009a. An initial report into fieldwork on Kagate, a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. NLS 2009, the annual conference of the Nepal Linguistic Society. Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu: November 26-27, 2009.

Australian conferences

  • 2013c. Documenting questions and their answers. Australian Linguistics Society annual conference. Melbourne: October 1-4, 2013.
  • 2013d. Two similar languages, two different dictionaries: A discussion of the Lamjung Yolmo and Kagate dictionary projects. Australex 2013. Adelaide: July 25-28, 2013.
  • 2012c. Making choices in context: Beyond hierarchies of evidentiality. Australian Linguistics Society annual conference. Perth: December 5-7, 2012.
  • 2011b. What we know people know about gesture. ALS 2011, the annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. ANU, Canberra: December 2-4, 2011. With Barbara F. Kelly.
  • 2011c. I can haz language play: The construction of language and identity in LOLspeak. Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) annual conference. ANU, Canberra: December 2-4, 2011. With Jill M. Vaughan. [video]
  • 2009b. Gesture categorisation: understanding speaker perception. ALS 2009, the annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. LaTrobe University, Melbourne: July 9-11, 2009. With Barbara F. Kelly and Annie Unger.
  • 2007. Gawne, L. English native speaker perceptions of gesture (Poster). HCSnet Summerfest. UNSW, Sydney: December 3-7.

Workshops

  • 2016. Wikis and Wikipedia for Endangered Languages. CoLang 2016. Fairbanks, Alaska: June 17-July 1, 2016. With Gretchen McCulloch. [A series of 4 classes on improving Wikipedia content for and in Endangered languages, in both revitalization and documentation contexts]
  • 2014. Evidential systems in Tibetan languages. 24th Meeting of the South East Asian Linguistics Society. Yangon: May 27-31, 2014. With Nathan Hill.
  • 2013. Person-sensitive grammar in Tibeto-Burman languages. Himalayan Languages Symposium 19. Canberra: September 6-7, 2013. With Mark Post.
  • 2012. Workshop on Language Documentation. NEILS7, the annual conference of the North East India Linguistics Society. Guwahati: January 31-February 3, 2012. With Stephen Morey. [A two day intensive introduction to language documentation, including elicitation, data management, metadata collection and archiving]

Invited talks

  • 2015. Data referencing in descriptive grammar writing. International meeting of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network (DELAMAN). September 18-20. [GoogleDocs slides]
  • 2013. Documenting questions and their answers. Department of Linguistics, University of New England, NSW, Australia.November 6, 2013.
  • 2013. Beyond conjunct/disjunct in Tibeto-Burman languages. Centre for Research on Language Diversity, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia. September 30, 2013.
  • 2013. Answers and their questions. Minds among others: The grammar of social cognitions. Griffith University. April 14, 2013.
  • 2012. Gesture and computers. Computer mediated communication, 3rd year subject. School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne. September 12, 2012.
  • 2012. Classifying gestures. Language and gesture, 2nd year subject. Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. August 2, 2012.
  • 2012. I Can Haz Language Play: The Construction of Language and Identity in LOLspeak. Computer mediated communication, 3rd year subject. School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne. August 1, 2012.
  • 2012. The magic of modality in Lamjung Yolmo. Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University. April 19, 2012.
  • 2011. Describing events: Evidentiality and gesture. Exploring Linguistic Diversity, 3rd year subject. School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne. September 1, 2011.
  • 2010. Lamjung Yolmo: Grammar and Social Interaction. The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University. March 26, 2010.