Professor Cliff Goddard
BA (Hons), PhD (ANU)
Dr Goddard teaches in semantics, Asian languages, intercultural communication and general linguistics.
Dr Goddard's main research interests are in lexical and grammatical semantics, language description and typology, and cross-cultural pragmatics. He has made important theoretical contributions toward the development of the NSM ('natural semantic metalanguage') approach to semantic analysis, in conjunction with the leading figure in this field Prof. Anna Wierzbicka. He has worked extensively on the Western Desert Language of Central Australia, having published a dictionary and grammar of the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara dialects of that language. He has also published extensively on the cultural semantics of and pragmatic conventions of Malay (Bahasa Melayu).
Lexical and grammatical semantics, language description and typology, and cross-cultural pragmatics
Dr Goddard's complete publications list is available from the School's Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) site
Goddard, C. (1998) Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction, Oxford University Press.
Goddard, C. (2005) Languages of East and Southeast Asia: An Introduction, Oxford University Press.
Benjamins, J. (2002) 'Meaning and Universal Grammar'.
Cultural Scripts (a 'special issue' of Intercultural Pragmatics, 2004).
Mouton de Gruyter (2006) Ethnopragmatics: Understanding Discourse in Cultural Context.
Benjamins, J. (2008) Cross-Linguistic Seman.
Benjamins, J. (1994) Semantic and Lexical Universals-Theory and Empirical Findings.
Affiliations and Memberships
Dr Goddard is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and is Director of the Faculty's Language and Cognition Research Centre (LCRC).