Malcolm Ross, BA (Hons) (Bristol), Postgrad Cert Ed (Bristol), MLitt (Ed) (Bristol), Cert TSL (Massey), PhD (ANU) FAHA
Emeritus Professor, School of Culture, History & Language
For the last few years my main involvements have been in the Oceanic Lexicon Project and the Papuan Linguistics Project, both projects of the Department of Linguistics.
Austronesian and Papuan languages, theory of language change, contact-induced language change, historical change in grammatical constructions.
- (with John Lynch and Terry Crowley) The Oceanic languages. Curzon Press, Richmond, 2002.
- Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian languages of Western Melanesia. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics, 1988.
- (with Andrew Pawley) Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history, Annual Review of Anthropology, 22:425-459, 1993.
- (ed. with Mark Durie) The Comparative Method Reviewed: Regularity and irregularity in language change, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996.
- 'Social networks and kinds of speech community event', in Roger M. Blench and Matthew Spriggs (eds), Archaeology and Language, vol. 1: Theoretical and methodological orientations, 209-261. London, Routledge, 1997.
- (ed. with Andrew Pawley and Meredith Osmond) The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The culture and environment of ancestral Oceanic society, vol. 1: Material culture, 1998, vol. 2; Physical environment, 2003. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.
Principal of Goroka Teachers' College (UPNG) (1980-82); Visiting Professor, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Frankfurt (1993, 1998-99); Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (2002); Visiting Professor, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2003).