John Roberts, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University College London, 1986
  • Diploma in Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 1984

Current positions

  • Consultant Editor, SIL Electronic Survey Reports, 2013–
  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • M.A. Supervisor, European Training Programme (ETP) UK, 2011–
  • Faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2006–
  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Eurasia Area, 2000– 

Other professional experience and service

  • External Supervisor for M.A. candidate, European Training Programme (ETP) UK, 2011–2012
  • SIL International Linguistics Consultant, 2004–2011 
  • External supervisor for Ph.D. candidate, Uppsala University, 2007–2010
  • External examiner for Ph.D. candidate, Linguistics Dept., Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 2008
  • Academic Director, ETP UK, 1998–2000
  • Coordinator, Graduate International Programme (GRIP) (UK), 1996–2000
  • Reviews Editor, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 1988–1994
  • Editor for several volumes, PNG Data Papers series, 1988–1994
  • Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1988–1994

Professional memberships

  • American Scientific Affiliation, 2010–
  • SOAS library, Alumni membership, 1986–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 4
  • Amele: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Syntax and morphology
  • Amele and Papuan languages
  • Role and reference grammar
  • Discourse studies (Persian)
  • Lexicography
  • Phonology analysis and description
United Kingdom