Cathy Bow

B.A., M.A Linguistics, Grad Dip Yolngu Studies

Research Associate & PhD Candidate

Cathy Bow is a linguist with research experience in both descriptive and applied linguistics. She has described the sound system of an African language, investigated language development in children with impaired hearing, explored endangered language documentation, and researched the language and communication needs of international medical graduates. Cathy has worked as a teacher of English as an Additional Language, and as a trainer and coach for language learners. She currently works as project manager for the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages, and is currently completing her PhD in digital technologies and Aboriginal languages.

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Australian languages and linguistics 
  • Digital Archiving
  • Language Documentation
  • Language teaching and learning

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Research Projects

Current Projects

Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages, www.cdu.edu.au/laal, ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities project

Digital shell to enable Indigenous authorities to teach language and culture, Office of Learning and Teaching

Publications & Resources

Books

Christie, M., Bow, C., Devlin, B., & Simpson, J. (2014) The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. Darwin: The Northern Institute.

Book Chapters

Bow, C., Christie, M., & Devlin, B. (2015). Shoehorning Complex Metadata in the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. In A. Harris, N.Thieberger & L. Barwick (Eds.), Research, Records and Responsibility: ten years of PARADISEC (pp.115-131). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Christie, M. Devlin, B., Bow, C. (2015). Finding common ground in a digital archive of Aboriginal languages. In H. Huijser, R. Ober, S.  O’Sullivan, E. McRae-Williams & R. Elvin (Eds.), Finding the Common Ground: Narratives, Provocations and Reflections from the 40 Year Celebration of Batchelor Institute (pp. 80-84). Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press. 

Devlin, B., Bow, C., Purdon, A., & Klesch, M. (2015). Digital technologies and language resources – finding common ground. In H. Huijser, R. Ober, S.  O’Sullivan, E. McRae-Williams & R. Elvin (Eds.), Finding the Common Ground: Narratives, Provocations and Reflections from the 40 Year Celebration of Batchelor Institute (pp. 85-89). Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press. 

Journal Articles

Bow, C., Christie, M., & Devlin, B. (2014). The Birth of the Living Archive: An emerging archive of Australian Aboriginal languages and literature. Archifacts, October 2014, 48-63.

Dominique E., Bow C., Henderson J., Kelly B., Laughren M., Mayer E., Mollá D., Mrowa-Hopkins C., Nordlinger R., Rieschild V., Schalley A.C., Stanley A.W., & Vaughan J. (2014). Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)Language and Linguistics Compass, 8, 659–669. doi:10.1111/lnc3.12096.

Bow, C., Christie, M., & Devlin, B. (2014). Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. Language Documentation & Conservation, 8, 345-360.

Devlin, B., Christie, M., Bow, C., Joy, P., & Green, R. (2014). Exploring the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. Curriculum Perspectives, 34(3), 39-47.

Conference Papers & Presentations

Godfrey, N., Mamtora, J., & Bow, C. (2016). Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material. Paper presented at VALA 2016 Libraries, Technology and the Future, Melbourne 9-11 February 2016.

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Memberships

  • Member of Australian Linguistics Society
  • Associate member of Research Unit for Indigenous Language (University of Melbourne)
  • Chair of NT organising committee for Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (www.ozclo.org.au

Awards

  • 2014, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance in Research (awarded to the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages team)

Media Coverage

Radio Interviews

08 February 2016 – Interview with Territory FM’s Daryl Manzie. Listen HERE

2015 - Cathy Bow speaks to ABC Radio Darwin about the results of the #LAALcomp. Listen HERE

 

Cathy Bow

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 6876
E: cathy.bow@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT

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