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Dr Anthony Jukes Academic, Linguistics

Dr Anthony Jukes began his career conducting linguistic research on languages of Sulawesi, Indonesia. His PhD thesis (University of Melbourne, 2006) is a reference grammar of Makassarese (South Sulawesi), with special attention to the literary genre contained in manuscripts written in an obsolete local script. Between 2005 and 2007 Anthony was a post-doctoral research fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, supported by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme. His research project was to document and describe Toratan (Ratahan), a highly endangered language spoken by about 150 people in a handful of villages located in North Sulawesi. Anthony has been involved in training for language documentation in the UK, Indonesia, and Japan.

Anthony is currently an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow and Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project 'The languages of Minahasa: documentation, description, and support'. This project, running 2011-2015, aims to document and describe several of the endangered languages of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Most of the languages of this area (one of the few majority-Christian areas of Indonesia), as well as their distinctive ethnic cultures, are under pressure from Manado Malay as well as mainstream Indonesian language and culture.


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