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Professor Ian Malcolm

Emeritus Academic

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6291, Mobile: 0435622784, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.107
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6291
Mobile: 0435622784
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.107  



  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1981.
  • Bachelor of Arts (first class honours), The University of Western Australia, 1961.
  • Diploma of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1961.
  • , Other WA higher ed institution, 1961.
  • Associateship of Speech & Drama, Other WA higher ed institution, 1959.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Malcolm, I., (2017), Terms of Adoption: Cultural Conceptual Factors Underlying the Adoption of English for Aboriginal Communication. Advances in Cultural Linguistics, 625-659, Singapore, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-4056-6.
  • Malcolm, I., (2015), Language and Culture in Second Dialect Learning. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture, 1(33), 431-444, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge.
  • Malcolm, I., Malcolm, MR., (2015), He Interpreted to Them the things About himself in All the Scriptures: Linguistic Perspectives on the New Testament's Use of the Old Testament. All That the Prophets Have Declared: The Appropriation of Scripture in the Emergence of Christianity, 24-35, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Paternoster Press.
  • 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, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Malcolm, I., (2013), Aboriginal English and associated varieties: shared and unshared features. The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, 596-619, Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton, DOI: 10.1515/9783110280128.596.

Journal Articles

  • Malcolm, I., (2017), Embedding cultural conception within an adopted language: The English of Aboriginal Australia. International Journal of Language and Culture, 4(2), 149-169, USA, John Benjamins Publishing Company .
  • Malcolm, I., (2017), Embedding cultural conceptualization within an adopted language. International Journal of Language and Culture, 4(2), 149-169, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/ijolc.4.2.02mal.
  • 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, Routledge, 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, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, DOI: 10.1075/aral.36.3.03mal.

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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