Cathy Bow

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

Research Associate 

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 works as project manager for the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages, and co-ordinator of the Digital Language Shell and the online Bininj Kunwok language and culture course.

Cathy is a member of the Top End Language Lab and TopEndSTS, and completed her PhD 'Entanglements of digital technologies and Indigenous language work in the Northern Territory' in November 2020 through Charles Darwin University and the Australian National University.

Research Interests

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

PhD Supervisors

Professor Michael Christie, Principal (Northern Institute)
Professor Helen Verran (Northern Institute)
Professor Jane Simpson (ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr Susy Macqueen (ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences)

Latest Media

03 April 2020 - Cathy Bow speaks to Annie Brown of ABC Radio Darwin (105.7) for their "how to" series (targeted at people at home self-isolating) on how to learn another language... and where and how can people start learning from home. Listen HERE, go to 30:00min

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Research Projects

Current Projects

Investing in Aboriginal Languages ARC Discovery project, 2021-2023

Teaching and learning resources for endangered Yolŋu languages, Indigenous Languages & Arts project 2020-2022

Resource development for Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre

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

Developing pathways for remote students to higher education, Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) 2020

Previous Projects

Digital shell to enable Indigenous authorities to teach language and culture, Office of Learning and Teaching 2016-17

Australian Indigenous Languages Institute https://aili.cdu.edu.au/ Indigenous Languages & Arts project 2018-19

Publications & Resources

Books

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

Book Chapters

Catherine, B., Christie, M. & Brian, D. (2017) Digital futures for Bilingual Books In Devlin, B., Disbray, S., and Devlin N.R.F (eds) Singapore: Springer History of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory: People, Programs and Policies (pp. 347–353). Springer.

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. (2020). Sociotechnical assemblages in digital work with Aboriginal languages. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: Collaborative Knowledge Work in Northern Australia], 26, 12–21. https://doi.org/10.18793/lcj2020.26.03

Bow, C. (2019). Collaboratively designing an online course to teach an Australian Indigenous language at university. Babel, 54(1/2), 54–60.

Bow, C. (2019). Diverse socio-technical aspects of a digital archive of Aboriginal languages. Archives and Manuscripts, 47(1), 94–112. https://doi.org/10.1080/01576895.2019.1570282

Bow, C., & Hepworth, P. (2019). Observing and respecting diverse knowledge traditions in a digital archive of Indigenous language materials. Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 3(1), 1–36. https://doi.org/10.17161/jcel.v3i1.7485

Mamtora, J., & Bow, C. (2017). “Towards a Unique Archive of Aboriginal Languages: A Collaborative Project.” Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association 66, no. 1 (January 2, 2017): 28–41. doi:10.1080/00049670.2017.1282845.

Bow, C. (2016). Using authentic language resources to incorporate Indigenous knowledges across the Australian Curriculum. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: New Connections in Education Research], 20, 20-39. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2016.20.03.

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

Bow, C. (2020). TELL for Indigenous Australian languages. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, 1, 546–551.

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

  • Committee member for Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) https://www.lcnau.org/
  • Member of Australian Linguistics Society
  • Member of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • Associate member of Research Unit for Indigenous Language (University of Melbourne)
  • Co-chair of NT organising committee for Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (www.ozclo.org.au

Awards

  • STS Making and Doing Award 2020, for ‘Making and Doing TopEndSTS’ https://lod.cdu.edu.au/
  • Best Indigenous Engagement at CDU HDR Futures Conference 2019
  • 2014, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance in Research (awarded to the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages team)

Media Coverage

Radio Interviews

03 April 2020 - Cathy Bow speaks to Annie Brown of ABC Radio Darwin (105.7) for their "how to" series (targeted at people at home self-isolating) on how to learn another language... and where and how can people start learning from home. Listen HERE, go to 30:00mins

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

 

Dr Cathy Bow

Contacts

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

Darwin, NT

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