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Margaret Florey

Margaret FloreyMargaret Florey co-founded the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity and created and directs the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages Training Program. She was awarded a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 1990 and has a Certificate IV Training and Education (TAE40110). Margaret is an experienced field linguist with particular expertise in the endangered Austronesian languages of Central Maluku, eastern Indonesia, and Australian languages of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.


Margaret's work is directed towards advocacy and capacity development activities. Margaret created RNLD's Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages training program in 2010, and has led the training program since that year. She has also trained internationally with members of endangered language communities in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Taiwan.


Margaret has published widely on endangered languages, language documentation, capacity development in Indigenous communities, and ethnobiology. Here is a list of Margaret's publications.

She serves on the Editorial Board for Language Documentation & Conservation and the Editorial Advisory Board for Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

Advisory roles

Margaret serves on a number of Boards and in advisory roles for various organisations.


Margaret works 0.6 and is usually available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays except when she is travelling to deliver DRIL training workshops.