Projects per year
I studied at the University of Cologne and then completed a MA by research in Linguistics at SUNY Buffalo.
For my PhD I moved to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and began fieldwork on Saliba, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea.
In 2000 I started a two-year postdoctoral project at the University of Melbourne and since 2002 I have been a member of the Linguistics Program here at Monash University.
My main research interests lie in the areas of language documentation and analysis, linguistic typology, cross-linguistic mapping of semantics and syntax, language change and the discourse-syntax interface. Some areas I have particularly worked in are listed below.
Language documentation, description and analysis
Narratives, pronouns, reference tracking
Valence & transitivity
Demonstratives, spatial deixis
I have been supervising research theses at Honours, Masters and PhD level in a range of areas, including:
Language documentation, analysis and grammatical description
Child language acquisition
Historical linguistics, lexical reconstruction
Margetts, A., Riesberg, S. & Hellwig, B.
1/01/17 → 31/12/19
Margetts, A., Himmelmann, N. & Haude, K.
1/06/13 → 31/05/16
Margetts, A. & Haig, G.
1/01/12 → 31/12/13
Two languages of the Papuan Tip Cluster - (Continuation of the project: Towards the documentation of Saliba/Logea, and endangered language of Papua New Guinea)
Margetts, A., Dawuda, C., Hajek, J. & Mosel, U.
1/10/04 → 31/07/12
Margetts, A., Thieberger, N. & Guerin, V., 1 Apr 2020, In : STUF - Language Typology and Universals. 72, 1, p. 21-66 46 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Margetts, A., 2018, Demonstratives in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Levinson, S., Cutfield, S., Dunn, M., Enfield, N., Meira, S. & Wilkins, D. (eds.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 257-281 25 p. (Language, culture and cognition).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review