Registered to supervise postgraduate research

1988 …2020

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Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 Jan 1991

External positions

Linguist, Nawarddeken Academy

31 May 0001 → …

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Research Output

Engaging Indigenous Communities in Language Program Evaluation from the Ground Up

Bird, S., 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)

Evaluating phonemic transcription of low-resource tonal languages for language documentation

Adams, O., Cohn, T., Neubig, G., Cruz, H., Bird, S. & Michaud, A., 1 Jan 2019, LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Isahara, H., Maegaard, B., Piperidis, S., Cieri, C., Declerck, T., Hasida, K., Mazo, H., Choukri, K., Goggi, S., Mariani, J., Moreno, A., Calzolari, N., Odijk, J. & Tokunaga, T. (eds.). European Language Resources Association (ELRA), p. 3356-3365 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

Open Access
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    Expressing language resource metadata as Linked Data: The case of the Open Language Archives Community

    Langendoen, D. T., Ide, N., Moran, S., Warburton, K., Wright, S. E., Trippel, T., Zinn, C., Simons, G., Bird, S. & Ratner, N. B., 2019, Development of Linguistic Linked Open Data Resources for Collaborative Data-Intensive Research in the Language Sciences. Pareja-Lora, A., Blume, M., Lust, B. C. & Chiarcos, C. (eds.). The MIT Press, p. 117-130 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Towards a robust morphological analyser for Kunwinjku

    Lane, W. & Bird, S., 2019, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association. p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

    Open Access
  • Designing mobile applications for endangered languages

    Bird, S., Sep 2018, Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages. Rehg, K. L. & Campbell, L. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 842-861 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter