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Dr Joshua Nash
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Joshua Nash is an Australian Research Council research associate in the Discipline of Linguistics where he completed his PhD in 2011. His research focuses on synthesising ecological approaches to the study of language with Indian perspectives on spirituality, ecology, and ethnography. He has conducted linguistic fieldwork on Norfolk Island, South Pacific since 2007 and environmental fieldwork in Vrindavan, India since 1998.
Bachelor of Science (Flinders) 1997
Masters of Environmental Studies (Adelaide) 2000
PhD (Adelaide) 2011
Awards & Achievements
2011 Inaugural Placenames Australia Award for Research in Australian Toponymy
DESST 1505: History Theory 1 (Architecture)
Nash, J. 2012a, Norfolk Island Placenames, Norfolk Island: Norfolk Island Museum Trust.
Nash, J. (accepted 24/12/2011), Insular Toponymies: Pristine place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Nash, J. & Mühlhäusler, P. 2012, Norfolk Island: History People Environment Language, London & Colombo: Battlebridge.
Nash, J. & Amery, R. (eds.) 2008, Warra wiltanippendi – Strengthening Languages: Proceedings from the Inaugural Aboriginal Languages Conference (ILC) 2007, Adelaide: Discipline of Linguistics, University of Adelaide.
Nash, J. & Steffensen, S.V. (eds.), 2007, Language, Ecology and Society: A dialectical approach, S.V. London: Continuum.
Nash, J. & Steffensen, S.V. (eds.) 2006, Ecolinguistics: Surveying the dialectics of language, ecology and society, Odense, Denmark: Odense University Press.
Nash, J. 2012b, ‘Re-examining ecological approaches to Vrindavan pilgrimage’, in Manderson, L., Smith, W. & Tomlinson, M. (eds), Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific, Springer: Dordrecht & New York, 105-121.
Nash, J. (accepted 14/8/2012), ‘A Fish Out of Water: fishing ground names and the linguistics and ethnography of fishing on Norfolk Island’, in I. Clark (ed.), Australian Placenames and History, Volume 3, Canberra: Aboriginal History and ANU Press.
Nash, J. & Low, M. (accepted 16/8/2012), ‘Aspects of the Pitcairn-Norfolk worldview’, in M. Goddard & D. Van Heekeren (eds.), Knowing and Unknowing: Philosophical Considerations in Oceanic Anthropology, Oxfordshire: Sean Kingston.
Nash, J. & Mühlhäusler, P. (accepted 3/8/2012), ‘Ripe banana pilhai’, in A. Baldacchino & G. Baldacchino (eds.), A Taste of Islands: 60 Recipes and Stories from our World of Islands, Charlottetown, Canada: Island Studies Press.
Refereed journal articles
Nash, J. (accepted 20/8/2012), ‘Norf’k placenames and creole toponymy’, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.
Nash, J. (accepted 10/8/2012), ‘Naming places on and around Kangaroo Island’, South Australian Geographical Journal, to appear in volume 111, February 2013.
Nash, J. (accepted 8/12/2012), ‘It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a linguist to pass through the ‘Perley Gates’: A response to Perley’s ‘Zombie Linguistics’’, Anthropological Forum.
Nash, J. (accepted 2/8/2012), ‘Melanesian Mission placenames on Norfolk Island’, Journal of Pacific History.
Nash, J. 2012c, ‘An insular toponymy: place-naming on Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 136(2): 67–96.
Nash, J. 2012d, 'Norfolk Island toponymy: The microcosm of Nepean Island', Placenames Australia (June 2012), 1, 8-9.
Nash, J. 2012e, ‘Insular toponymies: pristine place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia’, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 145(443 & 444), 95-96.
Nash, J. 2012f, ‘Pristine toponymy and embedded placenames on islands’, Names – A Journal of Onomastics, 60(3), 166–72.
Nash, J. 2012g, ‘Landscape Underwater, Underwater Landscapes: Kangaroo Island Diving Site Names as Elements of the Linguistic Landscape’, Landscape Research, DOI:10.1080/01426397.2012.695015, published online by Taylor & Francis, 30/7/2012.
Nash, J. 2012h, ‘Naming the aquapelago: reconsidering Norfolk Island fishing ground names, Shima – The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 6(2), 13-18.
Nash, J. 2011a, ‘Norfolk Island, South Pacific: An empirical ecolinguistic case study’, AUMLA - Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 116, 83-97.
Nash, J. 2010a, ‘Folk toponymy and offshore fishing ground names on the Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia’, Island Studies Journal, 5(1), 43-60.
Nash, J. 2009a, ‘Naming the Sea: Offshore fishing grounds as placenames on Norfolk Island and Pitcairn Island’, Shima – The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 3(2), 118-131.
Nash, J. & Chuk, T. 2012, ‘In deep water: diving sites on Norfolk Island’, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, DOI:10.1080/14766825.2012.721376, published online by Taylor & Francis, 21/9/2012.
Nash, J. & Mühlhäusler P. (accepted 8/5/2012), ‘Languagizing the Environment: The case of Norf’k and Norfolk Island’, Language Sciences, to appear in March 2013.
Refereed conference papers
Nash, J. 2011b, ‘Linguistic and ethnographic aspects of place-naming of the Melanesian Mission, Norfolk Island, South Pacific’, in Islands of History: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Professional Historians Association (NSW), Norfolk Island, July 2010, Anchor Books: Spit Junction, NSW, 128-133.
Nash, J. 2010b, ‘On Chintan’, in Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Adelaide, 5-8 July 2010 (www.adelaide.edu.au/asaa2010/reviewed_papers/Nash-Joshua.pdf), 1-15.
Nash, J. 2010c, ‘Ecolinguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics – Two Case Studies: The Hit Chaurasi Pad and Norfolk Island, South Pacific’, in N. Choudhary & G. Sabu (eds.) Proceedings of the Third Students' Conference of Linguistics in India 19-21 February, 2009, Centre for Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University: New Delhi, India, 138-148.
Nash, J. 2009b, ‘Toponymy on Norfolk Island, South Pacific: The microcosm of Nepean Island’, in W. Ahrens, S. Embleton & André Lapierre (eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences 2008 Toronto Proceedings, Toronto: York University, 751-759.
Nash, J. 2009c, ‘Comparing Linguistic Landscapes in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh and Norfolk Island, South Pacific’, Proceedings from Perspectives in Linguistics 2008, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India: Department of Linguistics, University of Srinagar, 1-12.
Nash, J. 1998. Vrindavan Conservation – A Perspective, New Delhi: WWF-India (available at http://www.fov.org.uk/india/report.html).
Nash, J. (forthcoming), Review of St-Hilaire (2011), Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia: Globalization, language planning, and national development, Journal of French Language Studies, 23(1), 2013.
Nash, J. 2012i, Review of Mark, Turk, Burenhult & Stea (2011), Landscape in Language: Transdisciplinary perspectives, Culture and Language Use 4, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 7(2), 197-200.
Nash, J. 2012j, Review of Shohamy & Gorter (2009), Linguistic Landscape: Expanding the scenery, and Jaworski & Thurlow (2010), ‘Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space’, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 16(4): 552-554.
Nash, J. 2012k, Review of St-Hilaire (2011), Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia: Globalization, language planning, and national development, (http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-2265.html)
Nash, J. 2010d, Review of Müller (2009), Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking: A Dynamic View, Australian Journal of Linguistics, 30(4), 534-536.
Nash, J. 2010e, Review of Alexander (2009), Framing Discourse on the Environment: A critical discourse approach, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 14(3), 409-415.
Nash, J. 2010f, Review of Rasinger (2007), Bengali-English in East London: A study in urban multilingualism, (http://linguistlist.org/pubs/reviews/get-review.cfm?SubID=2233359).
Work in progress
Nash, J. (in preparation), ‘Toponymic ethnography’, to be submitted to TAJA – The Australian Journal of Anthropology.
Nash, J. (in preparation), ‘Is Norf’k an Indigenous language?’, to be submitted to Oceania.
Nash, J. & Mühlhäusler, P. (submitted 9/8/2012), ‘Down and Out and Cross on Norfolk Island: Spatial orientation in Pitkern and Norf’k placenames’, Australian Journal of Linguistics.
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