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Personal profile

Biography

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.

Research interests

Research

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

Three-participant events

Valence & transitivity

Demonstratives, spatial deixis

Supervision interests

I have been supervising research theses at Honours, Masters and PhD level in a range of areas, including:

Language documentation, analysis and grammatical description

Event-representation

Semantic-syntax mapping

Syntax-discourse interface

Narrative structure

Psycholinguistics

Child language acquisition

Conceptual metaphors

Historical linguistics, lexical reconstruction

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Projects 2004 2019

Research Output 2002 2019

Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia

von Prince, K., Krajinovic, A., Margetts, A., Thieberger, N. & Guerin, V., 2019, In : STUF - Language Typology and Universals. 72, 1, p. 21-66 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Saliba-Logea: Exophoric Demonstratives

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 proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Assessing annotated corpora as research output

Thieberger, N., Margetts, A., Morey, S. & Musgrave, S., 2016, In : Australian Journal of Linguistics. 36, 1, p. 1 - 21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Person shift at narrative peak

Margetts, A., 2015, In : Language. 91, 4, p. 755 - 805 51 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Audio and video recording techniques for linguistic research

Margetts, A. & Margetts, A., 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. Thieberger, N. (ed.). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 13 - 53 41 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Activities 2000 2017

  • 11 Peer review responsibility

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Anna Margetts (Peer reviewer)
2017

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John Benjamins Publishing Company (Publisher)

Anna Margetts (Peer reviewer)
2017

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Gesture (Journal)

Anna Margetts (Peer reviewer)
2015

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Linguistics (Journal)

Anna Margetts (Peer reviewer)
2015

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Linguistic Discovery (Journal)

Anna Margetts (Peer reviewer)
2014

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