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Name: Fay  Wouk
Institution: University of Auckland
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State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Selected Publications: 2001 WOUK, F. and ROSS, M. (eds). Proceedings from the special workshop on voice at the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Taipei, December 1997. The Historical and Typological Development of Western Austronesian Voice Systems. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2005 ‘The syntax of repair in Indonesian’. Discourse Studies 7:2 p. 237-258

2001 ‘Solidarity in Indonesian conversation: The discourse marker ya’. Journal of Pragmatics 33 p. 171-191.

2000 ‘Nasal transitive prefixes in Spoken Jakarta Indonesian.’
Nusa 47

2000 ‘Transitive bare verb stems in Spoken Jakarta Indonesian.’ Nusa 47

1999 ‘Sasak is different: A discourse perspective on voice’. Oceanic Linguistics. 38 p. 91-114.

1999 ‘Dialect Contact and Koineization in Jakarta, Indonesia.’ Language Sciences 21 p. 61-86.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems
Courses Taught: Language, Mind and Society (survey course covering sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics and psycholinguistics)
Language Variation and Change (topics: principles of language variation, principles of historical linguistics, relationship between synchronic variation and diachronic change)
Conversation Analysis (topics: conversational structure, conversational style, gesture)
Acquisition of Language (topics: first language acquisition, language and the brain, evolution of language capability)

Interactional Sociolinguistics (topics: cross-cultural politeness, conversational style, institutional language)
Discourse and Grammar (topics: functional/typological discourse analysis, interactional grammar)
Dissertation Director * of: Speaking up in Court: Repair and powerless language in New Zealand courtrooms
(Bronwen Innes, Author)
Reviewer of: Linguistic Theories/Discourse Analysis: Güldemann & von Roncador (2002) (LL Issue 14.296)
Discourse Analysis: Beeching (2002) (LL Issue 14.2485)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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