Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans is Laureate Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the Australian National University. He directs the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) and has carried out wide-ranging fieldwork on the indigenous languages of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The author of Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us, he has also published book-length grammars and dictionaries of several Aboriginal languages (including Kayardild, Bininj Gun-wok, Dalabon). He has also worked as a linguist, interpreter and anthropologist in two Native Title claims, as a promotor and interpreter of Aboriginal art, and as a translator of Aboriginal oral literature.