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Name:  Nicholas James Enfield
Born:  22 November 1966, Canberra, Australia
Citizenship: Netherlands

Current functions:
Senior staff scientist, Language and Cognition Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. (Since 2000)

Professor of Ethnolinguistics, Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen (since 2009)

Leader, European Research Council grant "Human Sociality and Systems of Language Use" (2010-2014)

Post: PB 310, AH-6500, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Street: Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD, The Netherlands
Fax: 31-24-3521-213
Ph.: 31-24-3521-275

Academic qualifications:
PhD (Linguistics), University of Melbourne. (2000) Thesis: On the polyfunctionality of ‘acquire’ in mainland Southeast Asia: a case study in linguistic epidemiology. Supervisor: Nicholas D. Evans.

BA (Asian Studies) (1st Class Honours with University Medal), Australian National University (1994), specialising in SE Asian languages (Lao/Thai major, linguistics major, Chinese, Sanskrit, Hindi/Urdu sub-majors). Sub-thesis supervisors: R.M.W. Dixon, Anthony V. N. Diller.

National Visiting Scholarship, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (Department of Linguistics), July-October 1997, under supervision of Professor Andy Pawley.

Areas of experience/expertise:
Semantics and pragmatics, gesture, language and social intelligence, language contact, Southeast Asian languages, descriptive linguistics (fieldwork-based), syntax, linguistic anthropology.


Editorial Board, Language and Cognition

Editorial board, Language Sciences

Editorial board, Gesture

Editorial Board, Journal of Lao Studies

Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Linguistics


Member, Linguistic Society of America
Member, American Anthropological Association (Society for Linguistic Anthropology)
Member, Australian Linguistic Society
Member, Association for Linguistic Typology

Member, Int'l Pragmatics Assoc.

Ad hoc reviewer, Language, Brain and Behavioural Sciences, Current Anthropology, Cognition, American Anthropologist, Cognitive Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, Language Sciences, Linguistics, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins, inter alia

Other qualifications:
Accreditation as Interpreter Level II  (English and Lao), since 1992
(National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, Australia)

Certificate in Lao Linguistics and Literature 
(modified 2 year course conducted in Lao language) Vientiane Teachers’ Training Institute, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Sept. 1990-June 1991

Last checked 2014-11-21

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Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
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