AusTalk is funded by the Australian Research Council and I have been honoured to oversee the Bathurst (Charles Sturt University) site of data collection. Rebekah Lockart is the extremely capable research assistant on the project. Bathurst is one of only 4 rural sites, the others are Geelong, Armidale, and Alice Springs. The University of Western Sydney is overseeing AusTalk.
For more information about AusTalk see: http://www.austalk.edu.au/
For the CSU media release see: here
|Rebekah with the AusTalk equipment (black box)|
|Recording Australian speech|