Professor Caroline Jones

Professor Caroline Jones

Professor,
MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development

Professor,
MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development

Biography

Professor Jones is a researcher in The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, and the current Director of Impact & Engagement at MARCS. At University level, Caroline is the Discipline Leader for Languages & LInguistics at WSU. Caroline is also Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) and Deputy Director of the Future Technologies Thread in the same Centre.

Caroline received her PhD in Linguistics in 2003 from University of Massachusetts. Her previous academic positions were teaching-research roles in Education at University of New South Wales (Lecturer, 2005-07) and University of Wollongong (Senior Lecturer, 2007-13).

This information has been contributed by Professor Jones.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • BA University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development
  • MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development

Contact

Email: Caroline.Jones@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
Mobile:
Location: 3.G.05
Bankstown

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Khamchuang, C., Jones, C., Gilbert, E., Mattock, K. and Lam-Cassettari, C. (2022), '[In Press] Suitability of vocabulary assessments : comparing child scores and parent perspectives on communicative inventories for Aboriginal families in Western Sydney', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, .
  • Radley, A., Jones, C., Hanham, J. and Richards, M. (2021), 'Matjarr Djuyal : how using gesture in teaching Gathang helps preschoolers learn nouns', Languages, vol 6, no 2 .
  • Jones, C., Kalashnikova, M., Khamchuang, C., Best, C., Bowcock, E., Dwyer, A., Hammond, H., Hendy, C., Jones, K., Kaplun, C., Kemp, L., Lam-Cassettari, C., Li, W., Mattock, K., Odemis, S. and Short, K. (2021), '[In Press] A short-form version of the Australian English communicative development inventory', International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, .
  • Jones, C., Collyer, E., Fejo, J., Khamchuang, C., Painter, A., Rosas, L., Mattock, K., Dunajcik, A., Escudero, P. and Dwyer, A. (2020), 'Developing a parent vocabulary checklist for young Indigenous children growing up multilingual in the Katherine region of Australia's Northern Territory', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol 22, no 5 , pp 583 - 590.
  • Ching, T., Saetre-Turner, M., Harkus, S., Martin, L., Ward, M., Marnane, V., Jones, C., Collyer, E., Khamchuang, C. and Kong, K. (2020), 'The Hearing and Talking Scale (HATS) : development and validation with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban and remote settings in Australia', Deafness and Education International, vol 22, no 4 , pp 305 - 324.

Conference Papers

  • Richards, M., Lardy, J., Jones, C., Merlan, F., Lee, C. and MacRitchie, J. (2019), 'Linguistic and metalinguistic training to support use of audio 'chunks' in language revitalisation', International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawaii.

In collaboration with students, colleagues, and external organisations, Caroline's research centres on three main questions:

  • How can we increase the success and sustainability of revitalization initiatives for Aboriginal languages, for a range of teachers, learners, and contexts?
  • How can we improve early language assessment and intervention (0-3 years), especially for multilingual children, in clinical and inclusive early childhood contexts?
  • What strategies support communication between elderly people, including people with dementia, and their families, carers, and care staff?

This information has been contributed by Professor Jones.

Previous Projects

Title: Familiar places and familiar faces: exploring the role of familiarity in language use with and by older adults
Funder:
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Western Researchers: Caroline Jones, Clair Hill and Celia Harris
Years: 2021-07-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00027310
Title: Trialling the Listen N Talk app with culturally and linguistically diverse seniors in western Sydney
Funder:
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Western Researchers: Caroline Jones, Mark Richards, Clair Hill and Mark Antoniou
Years: 2021-07-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00027311

Supervision

Professor Jones is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Can the short form of the Ozi accurately capture the language competency of multilingual Australian children?
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