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Associate Professor Donna Starks Associate Professor, Appl Ling/Sociocult, Education

Donna Starks is an Associate Professor in Language Education based on the Bundoora campus. She has research and teaching interests in all issues dealing with language and identity. For her PhD dissertation, she wrote a description of Woods Cree, a First Nations language spoken in Canada's North West. More recently, she has worked with Japanese, Korean and Pasifika communities on a number of language revitalisation projects. Her work considers the interplay of first and second languages, particularly the development of ethnic varieties of English, language alternation and language attrition. Recent projects have focussed on the accented Englishes and how they are used as expressions of identity and the study of the communicative practices of Vietnamese alumni. She has completed a number of school-based projects on students' attitudes towards languages and language policy in New Zealand and is currently working on a project on Australian nicknames and Australian adolescent views towards migration and identity.

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