Publications

To appear O’Shannessy, Carmel. Warlpiri and language contact. In Grant, Anthony (Ed) Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Distributions of case allomorphy by multilingual children speaking Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri. Linguistic Variation 16 (1) pp 68 - 102

2016 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds). Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Australian language contact in historical and synchronic perspective In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 3-26

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Entrenchment of Light Warlpiri morphology. In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 217-251

  1. O’Shannessy, Carmel (Ed) Acquisition in Contact. Frontiers Research Topic.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Multilingual children show language differentiation through indexing communities of practice. First Language 35 pp 305-326. The data used in the statistical analyses are available here.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Typological and social factors influencing a new mixed language, Light Warlpiri. In Stell, Gerald and Kofi Yakpo (Eds) Code-switching Between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter pp289 - 304

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Methods in researching children’s acquisition of sociolinguistic competence. In Holmes, Janet and Kirk Hazen (Eds) Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A practical guide. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp 304-324

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language. Language 89 (2) 328-353

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of code-switched input to children in the origin of a new mixed language. Linguistics 50 (2) 305 - 340

2012 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy. Typological constraints on verb integration in two Australian mixed languages Journal of Language Contact 5 (2) pp 216 - 246

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Comprehension of competing argument marking systems in two Australian mixed languages. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15 (2) pp 378-396

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Competition between word order and case-marking in interpreting grammatical relations: a case study in multilingual acquisition. Journal of Child Language 38 pp 763-792

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and change in endangered languages. In Austin, Peter K and Julia Sallabank (Eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp 78-99

2011 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Young Children's Social Meaning-Making in a New Mixed Language. In Eickelkamp Ute (Ed) Growing Up in Central Australia - Indigenous Experiences of Childhood, Youth and Transformations. New York: Berghahn Books pp 131-155

2010 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. Ordering arguments about: Word order and discourse motivations in the development and use of the ergative marker in two Australian mixed languages. Lingua 120: 7 pp 1693-1713

2009 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language variation and change in a north Australian indigenous community. In James N. Stanford and Dennis R. Preston (Eds) Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages, Amsterdam/Philadephia: John Benjamins pp419-439

2008 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Children's production of their heritage language and a new mixed language. In Simpson, Jane and Gillian Wigglesworth (Eds) Children's Language and Multilingualism. London, New York: Continuum International Press pp 261 - 282

2006 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and children’s bilingual acquisition: learning a mixed language and Warlpiri in northern Australia. PhD Dissertation. Sydney: University of Sydney. 2005 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Light Warlpiri - a new language Australian Journal of Linguistics 25 (1) 31-57

2005 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. "Possessing variation: age and inalienability related variables in the possessive constructions of two Australian mixed languages". In Simon Musgrave (Ed) Monash University Linguistics Papers: Language contact, hybrids and new varieties: emergent possessive constructions. Department of Linguistics, Monash University, Australia Vol 4, No 2 43-63

Presentations

To appear O’Shannessy, Carmel. Warlpiri and language contact. In Grant, Anthony (Ed) Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Distributions of case allomorphy by multilingual children speaking Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri. Linguistic Variation 16 (1) pp 68 - 102

2016 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds). Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Australian language contact in historical and synchronic perspective In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 3-26

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Entrenchment of Light Warlpiri morphology. In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 217-251

  1. O’Shannessy, Carmel (Ed) Acquisition in Contact. Frontiers Research Topic.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Multilingual children show language differentiation through indexing communities of practice. First Language 35 pp 305-326. The data used in the statistical analyses are available here.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Typological and social factors influencing a new mixed language, Light Warlpiri. In Stell, Gerald and Kofi Yakpo (Eds) Code-switching Between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter pp289 - 304

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Methods in researching children’s acquisition of sociolinguistic competence. In Holmes, Janet and Kirk Hazen (Eds) Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A practical guide. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp 304-324

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language. Language 89 (2) 328-353

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of code-switched input to children in the origin of a new mixed language. Linguistics 50 (2) 305 - 340

2012 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy. Typological constraints on verb integration in two Australian mixed languages Journal of Language Contact 5 (2) pp 216 - 246

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Comprehension of competing argument marking systems in two Australian mixed languages. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15 (2) pp 378-396

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Competition between word order and case-marking in interpreting grammatical relations: a case study in multilingual acquisition. Journal of Child Language 38 pp 763-792

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and change in endangered languages. In Austin, Peter K and Julia Sallabank (Eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp 78-99

2011 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Young Children's Social Meaning-Making in a New Mixed Language. In Eickelkamp Ute (Ed) Growing Up in Central Australia - Indigenous Experiences of Childhood, Youth and Transformations. New York: Berghahn Books pp 131-155

2010 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. Ordering arguments about: Word order and discourse motivations in the development and use of the ergative marker in two Australian mixed languages. Lingua 120: 7 pp 1693-1713

2009 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language variation and change in a north Australian indigenous community. In James N. Stanford and Dennis R. Preston (Eds) Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages, Amsterdam/Philadephia: John Benjamins pp419-439

2008 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Children's production of their heritage language and a new mixed language. In Simpson, Jane and Gillian Wigglesworth (Eds) Children's Language and Multilingualism. London, New York: Continuum International Press pp 261 - 282

2006 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and children’s bilingual acquisition: learning a mixed language and Warlpiri in northern Australia. PhD Dissertation. Sydney: University of Sydney. 2005 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Light Warlpiri - a new language Australian Journal of Linguistics 25 (1) 31-57

2005 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. "Possessing variation: age and inalienability related variables in the possessive constructions of two Australian mixed languages". In Simon Musgrave (Ed) Monash University Linguistics Papers: Language contact, hybrids and new varieties: emergent possessive constructions. Department of Linguistics, Monash University, Australia Vol 4, No 2 43-63

Invited Talks

To appear O’Shannessy, Carmel. Warlpiri and language contact. In Grant, Anthony (Ed) Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Distributions of case allomorphy by multilingual children speaking Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri. Linguistic Variation 16 (1) pp 68 - 102

2016 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds). Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Australian language contact in historical and synchronic perspective In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 3-26

2016 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Entrenchment of Light Warlpiri morphology. In Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy (Eds) . Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation.”. Berlin: De Gruyter 217-251

  1. O’Shannessy, Carmel (Ed) Acquisition in Contact. Frontiers Research Topic.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Multilingual children show language differentiation through indexing communities of practice. First Language 35 pp 305-326. The data used in the statistical analyses are available here.

2015 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Typological and social factors influencing a new mixed language, Light Warlpiri. In Stell, Gerald and Kofi Yakpo (Eds) Code-switching Between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter pp289 - 304

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Methods in researching children’s acquisition of sociolinguistic competence. In Holmes, Janet and Kirk Hazen (Eds) Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A practical guide. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp 304-324

2013 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language. Language 89 (2) 328-353

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel. The role of code-switched input to children in the origin of a new mixed language. Linguistics 50 (2) 305 - 340

2012 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O’Shannessy. Typological constraints on verb integration in two Australian mixed languages Journal of Language Contact 5 (2) pp 216 - 246

2012 O’Shannessy, Carmel and Felicity Meakins. Comprehension of competing argument marking systems in two Australian mixed languages. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15 (2) pp 378-396

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Competition between word order and case-marking in interpreting grammatical relations: a case study in multilingual acquisition. Journal of Child Language 38 pp 763-792

2011 O’Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and change in endangered languages. In Austin, Peter K and Julia Sallabank (Eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp 78-99

2011 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Young Children's Social Meaning-Making in a New Mixed Language. In Eickelkamp Ute (Ed) Growing Up in Central Australia - Indigenous Experiences of Childhood, Youth and Transformations. New York: Berghahn Books pp 131-155

2010 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. Ordering arguments about: Word order and discourse motivations in the development and use of the ergative marker in two Australian mixed languages. Lingua 120: 7 pp 1693-1713

2009 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language variation and change in a north Australian indigenous community. In James N. Stanford and Dennis R. Preston (Eds) Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages, Amsterdam/Philadephia: John Benjamins pp419-439

2008 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Children's production of their heritage language and a new mixed language. In Simpson, Jane and Gillian Wigglesworth (Eds) Children's Language and Multilingualism. London, New York: Continuum International Press pp 261 - 282

2006 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Language contact and children’s bilingual acquisition: learning a mixed language and Warlpiri in northern Australia. PhD Dissertation. Sydney: University of Sydney. 2005 O'Shannessy, Carmel. Light Warlpiri - a new language Australian Journal of Linguistics 25 (1) 31-57

2005 Meakins, Felicity and Carmel O'Shannessy. "Possessing variation: age and inalienability related variables in the possessive constructions of two Australian mixed languages". In Simon Musgrave (Ed) Monash University Linguistics Papers: Language contact, hybrids and new varieties: emergent possessive constructions. Department of Linguistics, Monash University, Australia Vol 4, No 2 43-63