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Personal profile


Josh Dahmen is a linguist at Macquarie University, Sydney, and at the Australian National University, Canberra. He specialises in Australian Aboriginal languages and conducts field research on Jaru, an endangered language of Western Australia.

Josh is a researcher in the comparative ARC projects Conversational Interaction in Aboriginal and Remote Australia (led by Associate Professor Joe Blythe) and Body, Language and Socialisation Across Cultures (led by Emeritus Professor Alan Rumsey).

Research interests

  • Interactional linguistics and conversation analysis
  • Australian First Nations languages
  • Documentary linguistics
  • Language contact and language shift
  • Language socialisation
  • Multimodal communication


External positions

Senior Research Officer, Australian National University