UoB Benjamin Meaker Visting Professor Joe Blythe, Macquarie University, Australia

Joe BlytheChildren’s acquisition of kinship concepts

22 January - 9 February 2018

Dr Joe Blythe is an interactional linguist specialising in Australian Indigenous languages. He conducts field research on the Murrinhpatha language of the Northern Territory and on the Gija and Jaru languages from northern Western Australia. He is interested in the relationships between linguistic structure and social action, and what these relationships reveal about social cognition and culture. His research interests include kinship and social identities, first first language acquisition, gesture, spatial cognition and language evolution.

Events that Dr Blythe will be involved with during his stay include:

 During his stay Dr Blythe will be hosted by Professor Fiona Jordan  (Anthropology, School of Arts)