Associate Professor Ilana Mushin

Associate Professor

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56810


Research Interests include interactions between discourse, cognition and grammar, pragmatics, perspective-taking in discourse, Conversation Analysis, typology, narrative structure, language shift and language maintenance, Australian Aboriginal Languages.

Author of:

  • Articles on interactions between discourse and grammar in Garrwa and other Australian Languages, articles on evidential pragmatics in Macedonian, Japanese and English, articles on narrative retelling.
  • A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa. Berlin:Mouton De Gruyter. 2012
  • Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance: Narrative Retelling. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2001

Editor of:

  • Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages (With Brett Baker, Amsterdam: John Benjamins 2008)
  • Indigenous Language and Social Identity (With Brett Baker, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner, Canberra:Pacific Linguistics, 2011)
  • Proceedings of the 2004 and 2006 annual meetings of the Australian Linguistics Society


  • Master of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, SUNY at Buffalo


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Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Round, Erich, Mushin, Ilana, Alvey, Elizabeth, Yu, Fei and Hornsby, Eric (2015) Indigenous voices of Queensland. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision