Nicholas Thieberger

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Nicholas Thieberger is an Australian linguist working at the University of Melbourne.

He received his PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2004 for work on the grammar of South Efate. He is best known for his research on Indigenous Australian languages, on the South Efate language of Vanuatu, and for his work in language documentation. He established Wangka Maya the Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in the late 1980s,[1] ASEDA, the Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive, in the early 1990s,[2] and co-founded the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity. He is currently an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, and the manager of the PARADISEC archive.[3]

Key publications[edit]

Thieberger, Nicholas. (ed) 2012. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. Oxford: OUP.

Nicholas Thieberger. 2006. A Grammar of South Efate: An Oceanic Language of Vanuatu Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication, No. 33. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Barwick, Linda and Nicholas Thieberger. (eds.) 2006. Sustainable Data from Digital Fieldwork Sydney: Sydney University Press.

McConvell, Patrick and Nicholas Thieberger. 2001. State of Indigenous languages in Australia - 2001. Australia State of the Environment Second Technical Paper Series (Natural and Cultural Heritage), Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra/

Nicholas Thieberger and Bill McGregor (eds.).1994. Macquarie Aboriginal words: a dictionary of words of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages Sydney: Macquarie Library.

Nicholas Thieberger. 1993. Handbook of WA Aboriginal Languages south of the Kimberley Region Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Janet Sharp and Nicholas Thieberger. 1992. Bilybara: Aboriginal languages of the Pilbara Region Port Hedland: Wangka Maya.


  1. ^ "A History of Wangka Maya". 2012. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "The History of ASEDA". 2005. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "PARADISEC about page". PARADISEC. 2012. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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