Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan
Carmel O'Shannessy
research methodologies publications teaching acknowledgments


Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Undergraduate and Graduate courses)
Perspectives on Bilingualism (Undergraduate and Graduate courses)
Language Contact (Graduate course)
Perspectives on First Language Acquisition (Graduate course)
Start talking: Introduction to first language acquisition (Undergraduate course) Introduction to Language (Undergraduate course)
Perspectives on Endangered Languages (Undergraduate course)
Language contact: A Case Study (Graduate course)
Language documentation and field methods (Undergraduate and Graduate course)


Linguistic Society of America 2013 Linguistic Institute at the University of Michigan: Universality and Variability. Course: The role of children in language contact and change. June 24 - July 19

Linguistic Society of America 2009 Linguistic Institute at UC Berkeley: Linguistic structure and language ecologies. Course: Linguistic effects of language shift and attrition. July 27 - August 13

Executive teacher in bilingual education schools in the Northern Territory, Australia (see Department of Employment, Education and Training Bilingual Education Program) Lajamanu Community Education Centre, Warlpiri, 1998-2001; Central Australian schools 2007; Languages taught in the schools: Warlpiri / Luritja / Pitjantjatjara and English

Advanced Diploma of Teaching, Batchelor College (now Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education ), Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia 1996-97

ESL and EFL teaching in a variety of contexts, to children and adults 1984-1995