Nick Evans, BSc(Hons), MA, PhD (ANU), FAHA
Head and Professor, School of Culture, History & Language
Current projects: the way in which diverse grammars underpin social cognition (with Alan Rumsey and others); ongoing fieldwork on various Aboriginal languages of Northern Australia (Dalabon, Iwaidja, Marrku, Bininj Gun-wok, Kayardild); work on endangered song-language traditions of Western Arnhem Land (with Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Murray Garde); a new fieldwork project on the little-known languages of the Morehead Region, Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Australian languages, Papuan languages, linguistic typology, historical and contact linguistics, semantics, the mutual influence of language and culture
- Ameka, Felix, Alan Dench & Nicholas Evans (eds.). 2006. Catching language: the standing challenge of grammar-writing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Evans, Nicholas & David Wilkins. 2000. In the mind's ear: the semantic extensions of perception verbs in Australian languages. Language 76.3: 546-592.
- Evans, Nicholas & Steven Levinson. 2009. The Myth of Language Universals. Behavioral & Brain Sciences 32: 429-448.
- Evans, Nicholas (ed.) . 2003. The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
- Evans, Nicholas, Francesca Merlan & Maggie Tukumba. 2004. A first dictionary of Dalabon (Ngalkbon). Maningrida: Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation. Pp. xxxviii + 489.
- Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune. (2 volumes). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Pp. xxix + 746.
- Evans, Nicholas. 2009. Dying Words: Endangered languages and what they have to tell us.Maldon & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- McConvell, Patrick & Nicholas Evans. (eds.) 1997. Archaeology and Linguistics: Global Perspectives on Ancient Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Lecturer, School of Australian Linguistics, Batchelor, Northern Territory (1985-1987); Lecturer, University of Melbourne (1988-2008); Visiting Fellow, University of Cologne (1997-1998; 2005); Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen); Leturer, intensive courses in Cagliari (Italy), Hermosillo (Mexico), OKMA (Guatemala), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina); Visiting Professor, University of Surrey (since 2002); External Deputy Director, LSA Institute (UCBerkeley), 2009; Professor and Head of Department of Linguistics, ANU (March 2008-).