Rachel Nordlinger is Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language, in the School of Languages and Linguistics and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. Rachel's research centres around the description and documentation of Australia's Indigenous languages, and their implications for theories of language structure. Over the last 25 years she has undertaken fieldwork with the Bilinarra, Wambaya, Gudanji, Murrinhpatha and Marri Ngarr communities to record, document and preserve their traditional languages. She also works with Indigenous communities across Australia to support their efforts in maintaining and preserving their linguistic and cultural heritage. She is the author of numerous academic articles, five books, and co-editor (with Harold Koch) of The Languages and Linguistics of Australia (Mouton de Gruyter, 2014). Rachel is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.