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Steven Bird is professor in the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society. He works with speech communities in homelands and diasporas to develop social mobile technologies to support language learning and language revitalisation and maintenance. Steven studied computer science at the University of Melbourne before completing a PhD in computational linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted fieldwork in West Africa, South America, Central Asia, Melanesia, and Australia. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, Melbourne, and UC Berkeley. He serves as Linguist at the Nawarddeken Academy in West Arnhem. Outside of work Steven runs the Aikuma Project and its primary activity of storytelling in the original languages.
PhD, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 31 Jan 1991
Linguist, Nawarddeken Academy
1 May 2017 → …
Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, University of California Berkeley
1 Jul 2015 → …
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Bird, S., 2022, Linguapax Review 9, p. 167-173.
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Le Ferrand, E., Bird, S. & Besacier, L., 1 Aug 2022, Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), p. 4988-4998 11 p.
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Bettinson, M. & Bird, S., May 2022, Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages. Moeller, S., Anastasopoulos, A., Arppe, A., Chaudhary, A., Harrigan, A., Holden, J., Lachler, J., Palmer, A., Rijhwani, S. & Schwartz, L. (eds.). 1 ed. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), p. 83-92 10 p.
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Bird, S., May 2022, Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers). Muresan, S., Nakov, P. & Villavicencio, A. (eds.). Pennsylvania: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), p. 7817–7829 13 p.
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