Dr Ross Clark



  • Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Historical linguistics, language contact, Pacific languages.


Teaching | Current

Department: Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics


Course Title Availability in 2012
LINGUIST 103 Introduction to English Linguistics Semester 1
LINGUIST 202 Language Change Semester 2
LINGUIST 306 Polynesian Comparative Linguistics Semester 1
LINGUIST 308 Language Change Semester 2
LINGUIST 726 Language Contact Not offered in 2012.
LINGUIST 727 Mixed Languages Not offered in 2012.
LINGUIST 731 Historical Linguistics Not offered in 2012.

Dr Ross Clark's Teaching



Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Clark, D. R., & Greenhill, S. J. (2011). POLLEX-Online: The Polynesian Lexicon Project Online. Oceanic Linguistics, 50 (2), 551-559.
  • Clark, D. R. (2011). On the margins of Pacific linguistics: P.A.Lanyon-Orgill. Language and History, 54 (2), 164-177. 10.1179/175975311X13134155635437
  • Clark, D. R. (2011). Birds. In M. Ross, A. Pawley (Eds.) The lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The culture and environment of ancestral Oceanic society: 4. Animals (pp. 271-370). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Clark, D. R. (2011). The Pronoun Story in North and Central Vanuatu. Paper presented at International Workshop on Languages of Vanuatu, ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa, NSW. 27 October - 30 October 2011.
  • Clark, D. R., Greenhill, S. J., & Biggs, B. (2010). Polynesian Lexicon Project Online. http://pollex.org.nz/.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15046
  • Clark, D. R. (2010). Patterns of replacement in the Samoan lexicon. In J. Bowden, N. Himmelmann, M. Ross (Eds.) A Journey through Austronesian and Papuan linguistic and cultural space in honour of Andrew Pawley (pp. 547-554). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15047
  • Clark, D. R. (2010). This, that and the other: the Polynesian demonstratives. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics, Auckland, N.Z.. 4 January - 9 January 2010.
  • Clark, D. R. (2009). Austronesian Languages. In B. Comrie (Ed.) The World's Major Languages (pp. 781-790). London and New York: Taylor & Francis.

Contact details

Primary location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4 , Room 402
New Zealand