Paul Sidwell, BA, PhD (Melbourne)
Future Fellow, School of Culture, History & Language
Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and takes up an ARC Future Fellowship from December 2012. Since 2007 he has directed the National Endowment for the Humanities (Washington) funded Mon-Khmer Languages Project (CRCL, http://sealang.net/). Paul has worked extensively on the Katuic and Bahnaric branches of the Austroasiatic Language family, including fieldwork in Laos and Vietnam. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society and Asia-Pacific Linguistics at the ANU, and sits on the editorial board of the Mon-Khmer Studies Journal.
Comparative and descriptive linguistics Mainland Southeast Asia, Austroasiatic languages and ethnic groups, language contact, phonetics, phonology, forensic linguistics, history of linguistics.
- 2010 (with Philip Jenner) Old Khmer Grammar. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.
- 2009 Classifying the Austroasiatic Languages: history and state of the art. Munich, Lincom Europa.
- 2008 Issues in the morphological reconstruction of Proto-Mon-Khmer. In Bower, C., B. Evans and L. Miceli (eds.) Morphology and Language History, pp. 251-265, Amsterdam, John Benjamins.
- 2005 Proto Katuic Phonology and implications for sub-grouping. In SEALS XV: papers from the 15th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, edited by Paul Sidwell, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL E1. pp193-204.
- 2005 Acehnese and the Aceh-Chamic Language Family.In Chamic and beyond: Studies in mainland Austronesian languages, edited by Anthony Grant and Paul Sidwell, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL 569. pp211-246.
- 2005 The Katuic Languages: classification, reconstruction and comparative lexicon. Munich, Lincom Europa.
- 2004 (with Greg Aumann) Subgrouping of Mienic Languages: some observations. Papers from the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society: SEALS XI. Tempe, Arizona State University. South East Asian Studies Program, Monograph Series Press.
- 2003 (with Pascale Jacq). A Handbook of Comparative Bahnaric: volume 1 — West Bahnaric, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics 551.
- 2002 Classification of the Bahnaric Languages: a comprehensive review. Mon-Khmer Studies, Vol. 32. Mahidol University, Thailand.
- 2000 Proto South Bahnaric: a reconstruction of a Mon-Khmer language of Indo-China. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics (501).
- ARC Future Research Fellow, Australian National University (2012-16).
- Director Mon-Khmer Languages Project, Centre for Research in Computational Linguistics, Bangkok (2007-2015).
- ARC Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University (2001-04).