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Name: Nicholas  Thieberger (IPA: nikələs ti:bɜgə)
Institution: University of Melbourne
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: paradisec.org.au
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Specialty: Project Manager for PARADISEC (paradisec.org.au) and interested in language documentation using computer-based tools
Subject Language(s): Efate, South
Lelepa
Language Family(ies): Oceanic
Selected Publications: Nicholas Thieberger. 2006. A Grammar of South Efate: An Oceanic Language of Vanuatu Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication, No. 33. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal Languages South of the Kimberley Region
 The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
Dissertation Abstract: Topics in the Grammar and Documentation of South Efate, an Oceanic Language of Central Vanuatu



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