John Mansfield awarded DECRA

RUIL team member John Mansfield has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, beginning in 2018

RUIL team member John Mansfield has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, beginning in 2018.

John's project, which builds on the work he is currently carrying out with RUIL as a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, will be researching Aboriginal language evolution in urban contexts.

The project will investigate how Aboriginal languages evolve in, and shape, Aboriginal engagement in cities. It will focus on Darwin-based speakers of Murrinhpatha, a language with unusually complex word structure. The expected outcome of this project is an understanding of linguistic complexity in an urban context.

Congratulations John, from everyone here at RUIL!