Overview

Expertise Keywords

  • Ethnopragmatics
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language description
  • Language typology
  • Lexical and grammatical semantics (NSM approach)

Subject Area Codes

  • English Language
  • Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
  • Linguistics

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 75 (Other: 75)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Linguistics 1A (1001LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Advanced Research Issues (6001LAL)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Linguistics 1B (1002LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Translation between cultures (3403LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Language. Culture and Society (1402LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Language. Culture and Society (1402LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation (6040LAL_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation (6040LAL_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation (6040LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation (6040LHS_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LAL)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Languages of East and SE Asia (2007LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Language. Culture and Society (1402LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Language. Culture and Society (1402LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LAL_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LAL_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LHS_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LAL_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation (6040LHS_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LAL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • English Words and Grammar (2204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Thi Lien Huong Vo. "The Ethnopragmatics of Vietnamese: An Investigation into the Cultural Logic of Interactions Focussing on the Speech Act Complex of Disagreement". Submitted April 2016. Examined. Pending conferral.</br></br>Helen Hue Lam Leung. "The Semantics of Utterance Particles in Informal Hong Kong Cantonese (Natural Semantic Metalanguage Approach)." Submitted June 2016.</br></br>Rachel Thompson. "Invective and insults on news sites in Ghana: Ethnopragmatic perspectives on online political discourse." Commenced February 2016.</br>

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Cliff Goddard’s research interests lie at the intersection of language, meaning, and culture. He works primarily in the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach to the study of meaning in language. For 25 years he has been a leading proponent of this framework, in partnership with its originator Anna Wierzbicka,

Goddard has published widely in theoretical and descriptive semantics, language description and typology, pragmatics and ethnopragmatics, intercultural communication, and Australian English. Much of his work has an interdisciplinary orientation and/or interdisciplinary appeal, particularly for cultural anthropology, psychology, and communication studies.

In the 1980s, he undertook documentation and analysis of the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara dialects of the Western Desert Language (Central Australia). In the 1990s, his focus shifted to Malay (Bahasa Melayu), resulting in a number of studies on the semantics and cultural pragmatics of that language. Since 2000, he has mainly been working in typological semantics, often in collaboration with other scholars, and on the lexical and grammatical semantics of English.