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Dr Graham McKay


  • Ph.D, The Australian National University, 1975.
  • , The Australian National University, 1970.


Recent Research Grants

  • WA Aboriginal Languages Policy Discussion Paper,  Department of Aboriginal Affairs,  Grant,  2008,  $7,947.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • McKay, G., (2017), The policy framework for bilingual education in Australian Indigenous languages in the Northern Territory. History of bilingual education in the Northern Territory: People, programs and policies, 85-99, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2078-0_8.

Journal Articles

  • Armstrong, B., McKay, G., Hersh, D., (2017), Assessment and treatment of aphasia in Aboriginal Australians: Linguistic considerations and broader implications for cross-cultural practice. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 19(1), 27-34, Melbourne, Victoria, Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Thwaite, A., McKay, G., (2013), Five year olds doing science and technology: How teachers shape the conversation. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 36(1), 28-37, Australian Literacy Educators Association.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Role Of Metacognitive Strategies In Promoting Independent Learning Of English As A Foreign Language.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Study Of Intercultural Discourse Between Anglo-australians And Mainland Chinese Speakers Of English.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Searching For The Semantic Boundaries Of The Japanese Colour Term 'ao'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Perception And Practice Of Silence In Australian And Jordanian Societies: A Socio-pragmatic Study
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