Dr James Grama

BA Linguistics & German (University of California, Santa Barbara), MA Linguistics (University of Hawaii at Manoa), PhD (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
College Arts & Social Sciences
T: 02 6125 6112

Areas of expertise

  • Linguistics 2004
  • Language In Culture And Society (Sociolinguistics) 200405
  • Laboratory Phonetics And Speech Science 200404
  • Language In Time And Space (Incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology) 200406
  • Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) 200408
  • Stochastic Analysis And Modelling 010406

Research interests

Sociophonetics, vocalic variation, acoustic phonetics, dialectology, language variation and change, pidgins and creoles, style shifting, multilingual communities, English dialects, Hawaii Creole, perceptual dialectology, articulatory phonetics, phonology, statistical modelling.


Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, James holds a BA in Linguistics and German from the University of California, Santa Barbara with High Honors, and an MA and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He came to the ANU in January 2017 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after working as an Adjunct Instructor at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, from 2016-2017.

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