Karl J. Franklin, Ph.D.

Senior Anthropology Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Australian National University, 1969
  • M.A., Linguistics, Cornell University, 1965
  • B.A., Psychology, The King's College, 1954

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2005–
  • Editorial Board, electronic Journal of Translation, 2005–
  • Consulting Editor, SIL Electronic Survey Reports, 2002–
  • Thesis committees (intermittent), GIAL, 1997–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Anthropology Consultant, 1984–1986 and 2006–2011
  • Editorial advisor, Pacific Linguistics, 1985–2010
  • Teacher, University of Oklahoma SIL (field methods), 1964, 1977; Great Britain SIL, 1978; Texas SIL (grammar and field methods), 1976–1979 and 1983–1986, Australia and New Zealand SILs (numerous times and courses), GIAL (orality), 2006–2010
  • External Ph.D. examiner, Maquarie University, 1989; LaTrobe University, 1992, 1996; Australian National University, 1977, 2004, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), 1996–2005
  • Fieldwork, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1958–1990 and 2002–2004
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, SIL International, 1996–2001
  • International Training Coordinator, 1994–1996
  • Director, South Pacific SIL, Australia, 1991–1994
  • International Linguistics Consultant, 1976–1994
  • Editor, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 1987–1990
  • Anthropology Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1990
  • Grammar Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1990
  • Director, Technical Studies Department, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1987
  • International Anthropology Coordinator, 1984–1986
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, UTA, 1979–1985
  • Director, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1973–1976 and 1980–1982
  • International Linguistics Coordinator, 1976–1979
  • Associate Director for Language Affairs, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1965

Professional memberships

  • Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1968–
  • National Storytelling Network, 2004–2010
  • Network of Biblical Storytellers, 2004–2009

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 5
  • East Kewa: ILR 4
  • West Kewa: ILR 4

Research interests

  • Papuan linguistics, in particular the Kewa language and culture
  • The Engan language family (Kewa, Wiru, Sau, Mendi, Huli, Ipili, Bisorio, Lembena)
  • Pidgins and creoles
  • Semantics and metaphor
  • Orality
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