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Name: Peter  Mühlhäusler
Institution: University of Adelaide
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State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Metaphor Studies
Subject Language(s): Tok Pisin
Selected Publications: 2001 The Ecolinguistics Reader. Edited by Alwin Fill & Peter Mühlhäusler. London: Continuum.

2003 Language of environment-environment of language, London : Battlebridge.

2003 Early Forms of Aboriginal English in South Australia 1840s to 1920s, with R. Foster & P. Monaghan, Canberra : Pacific Linguistics

2003 Tok Pisin Texts: From the Beginnings to the Present, with T.E. Dutton & S. Romaine, Amsterdam: Benjamins

2004 Economic Costs and Benefits of Australian Indigenous Languages, with Ass. Prof. Richard Damania, Canberra: Australian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services.

2004 Mühlhäusler et al. Ecological issues in Language Revival, with Rob Amery, Sylvia Schwarz, Julia Winefield, Irabinna Rigney & Greg Wilson, South Australia: Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Ecology - Language Change and Linguistic Imperialism in the Pacific Rim
 Pidgins and Creoles
 Papers in Pidgin and Creole Linguistics No. 5
 Language of Environment
 Tok Pisin Texts
 Ecolinguistics Reader
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Tok Pisin Texts
 Language of Environment
Courses Taught: General Linguistics, Field Methods, Ecolinguistics,
Language Planning
Dissertation Director * of: Insular Toponymies: Pristine Place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
(Joshua Nash, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ideology in Persian Advertising
(Mohammad Amouzadeh, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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