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Professor Ian Malcolm

Emeritus Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6291, Mobile: 0435622784, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.107
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6291  
Mobile: 0435622784  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.107  


Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1981 .
  • Licentiate in Speech and Drama, Other WA higher ed institution, 1961 .
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class Honours), The University of Western Australia, 1961 .
  • Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1961 .
  • Associateship of Speech and Drama, Other WA higher ed institution, 1959 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Malcolm, I., (2014), Meeting Place of Cultures: Aboriginal Students and Standard Australian English Learning. Intersections: Applied Linguistics as a Meeting Place, 253-268, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • Malcolm, I., (2013), Aboriginal English and associated varieties: shared and unshared features. The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, 596-619, Berlin, DOI: 10.1515/9783110280128.596.
  • Malcolm, I., (2012), Local and global perspectives on English for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Speakers. Future Directions in Applied Linguistics: Local and Global Perspectives, 430-446, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K..
  • Malcolm, I., Truscott, A., (2012), English without shame: Two-way Aboriginal Classrooms in Australia. Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education, 227-258, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Truscott, A., Malcolm, I., (2010), Closing the policy-practice gap: making indigenous language policy more than empty rhetoric. Re-Awakening Languages: Theory and Practice in the Revitalisation of Australia's Indigenous Languages, 6-21, Sydney.

Journal Articles

  • Malcolm, I., (2014), A Day in the Park: Emerging Genre for Readers of Aboriginal English. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 34(4), 566-580, Melbourne, VIC, DOI: 10.1080/07268602.2014.929081.
  • Malcolm, I., (2013), Aboriginal English: Some Grammatical Features and Their Implications. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 36(3), 267-284.
  • Malcolm, I., (2012), ????????????? ?????????????? ? ?????? ????????? ??????????. Personality, Culture, Society, 14(4), 165-179, Russian Federation.
  • Malcolm, I., (2011), Learning through standard English: Cognitive implications for post-pidgin/-creole speakers. Linguistics and Education, 22(3), 261-272, Amsterdam, DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2011.02.006.
  • Malcolm, I., (2011), Issues in English language assessment of Indigenous Australians. Language Assessment Quarterly, 8(2), 190-199, London, DOI: 10.1080/15434303.2010.536869.
  • Malcolm, I., (2010), Children's language and multilingualism: indigenous language use at home and school, edited by Jane Simpson and Gillian Wigglesworth (review). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 31(2), 218-220, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, DOI: 10.1080/01434630903498036.

Conference Publications

  • Malcolm, I., (2013), Making Tracks: Towards an Inclusive Paradigm for Aboriginal Learners. Refereed Proceedings, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Annual Conference 2012, 394-416, Perth, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Ethnographic Description Of English Corners In Shanghai.
  • An Investigation Of Schemas And Word Association In Speakers Of Aboriginal English.
  • Film Dialogue Translation And The Intonation Unit: Towards Equivalent Effect In English And Chinese.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Searching For The Semantic Boundaries Of The Japanese Colour Term 'ao'..
  • Pedagogic Approaches And Cultural Scripts: The Use Of Talk During Shared Literacy Lessons In Three Primary Two Classrooms In Singapore.
  • Chinese And Australian Conversational Styles: A Comparative Sociolinguistic Study Of Overlap And Listener Response.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Enthnography Of Writing: The Writing Practices Of Female Australian Indigenous Adolescents At School..
  • English As An International Language: A Sociolinguistic Analysis Of The Japanese Experience.
  • Politeness And Paradigms Of Family: A Perspective On The Development Of Communicative Competence In The Japanese Esl Speaker.

Associate Supervisor

  • A Study Of Subject Omission In The Spoken Language Of Indonesian Primary Schoolchildren.
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