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Name: David  P.  Wilkins
Institution: Language and Linguistics Consulting
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State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Ethnosemantics, Pragmatics of Language Use and Semantic Change
Subject Language(s): Arrernte, Eastern
Language Family(ies): Pama-Nyungan
Selected Publications: Blackstone, S.W. & Wilkins, D.P. (2009) 'Exploring the importance of emotional competence in children with complex communication needs'. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication 18. 78-87.

Wilkins, D.P. (2008) 'W(h)ither language, culture and education in remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory?'. Australian Review of Public Affairs, October.

Wilkins, D.P. and Nash, D.G. (2008) 'The European 'discovery' of a multilingual Australia: The linguistic and ethnographic successes of a failed expedition'. In W. McGregor (ed.), Encountering Aboriginal Languages: studies in the history of Australian linguistics. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 485-507.

Blackstone, S., Williams, M.B. & Wilkins, D.P. (2007) 'Key principles underlying research and practice in AAC'. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23 (3). 191-203

Wilkins, D.P. (2007). 'Same argument structure, different meanings: Learning 'put' and 'look' in Arrernte'. In M. Bowerman and P. Brown (eds.), Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 141-166

Ogar, J., Baldo J., Dronkers, N.F.,Wilkins, D.P., Willock, S., (2006). 'Clinical and anatomical correlates of Apraxia of Speech'. Brain and Language. 97(3):343-50

Wilkins, D.P. (2006) 'Towards an Arrernte Grammar of Space' in S.C. Levinson and D.P. Wilkins eds., Grammars of Space: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity. CUP: Cambridge. 24-62

Levinson, S.C. and Wilkins, D.P. (2006) 'Patterns in the Data: Towards a semantic typology of spatial description' in Levinson and Wilkins eds., Grammars of Space: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity. CUP: Cambridge. 512-552

Dronkers, N.F., Wilkins, D.P., Van Valin, R.D., Redfern, B. and Jaeger, J. (2004) 'Lesion Analysis of the Brain Areas involved in Language Comprehension' Cognition 92. 145-177

Wilkins, D.P. (2003) 'Why pointing with the index finger is not a universal (in Socio-cultural and semiotic terms)'. in S. Kita (ed.) Pointing: Where language, culture and cognition meet. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, N.J. 171-215

Wilkins, D.P. (2000) 'Ants, Ancestors and Medicine: A semantic and pragmatic account of classifier constructions in Arrernte (Central Australia)'. in G. Senft ed. Systems of Nominal Classification. Cambridge: CUP. 147-216

Evans, N.R.D. and Wilkins, D.P. (2000) 'In the Mind's Ear: The semantic extensions of perception verbs in Australian languages'. Language 76:3. 546-592
Announced on LINGUIST :  Grammars of Space
Courses Taught: Semantics and Pragmatics
Historical Linguistics
Field Methods
Languages of Australia
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Syntax

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