Karl J. Franklin
726 Rolling Ridge
Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: +1 972 298 5968
- Ph.D., Linguistics, Australian National University, 1969
- M.A., Linguistics, Cornell University, 1965
- B.A., Psychology, The King's College, 1954
- Certified Senior Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
- Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2005–
- Editorial Board, electronic Journal of Translation, 2005–
- Consulting Editor, SIL Electronic Survey Reports, 2002–
- Thesis committees (intermittent), GIAL, 1997–
- International Anthropology Consultant, 2006–2011 and 1984–1986
- Teacher, GIAL (orality), 2006–2010; University of Oklahoma SIL (field methods), 1964 and 1977; Great Britain SIL, 1978; Texas SIL (grammar and field methods), 1976–1979 and 1983–1986, Australia and New Zealand SILs (numerous times and courses)
- Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), 1996–2005
- Vice President for Academic Affairs, SIL International, 1996–2001
- International Training Coordinator, 1994–1996
- Director, South Pacific SIL, Australia, 1991–1994
- External Ph.D. examiner, Maquarie University, 1989; LaTrobe University, 1992, 1996; Australian National University, 1977, 2004, 2008
- Editor, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 1987–1990
- Director, Technical Studies Department, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1987
- Editorial advisor, Pacific Linguistics, 1985–2010
- International Anthropology Coordinator, 1984–1986
- Director, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1980–1982 and 1973–1976
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, UTA, 1979–1985
- International Linguistics Consultant, 1976–1994
- International Linguistics Coordinator, 1976–1979
- Anthropology Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1990
- Grammar Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1990
- Associate Director for Language Affairs, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1964–1965
- Fieldwork, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1958–1990 and 2002–2004
- National Storytelling Network, 2004–2010
- Network of Biblical Storytellers, 2004–2009
- Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1968–
- English: ILR 5
- Tok Pisin: ILR 5
- East Kewa: ILR 4
- West Kewa: ILR 4
- Papuan linguistics, in particular the Kewa language and culture
- The Engan language family (Kewa, Wiru, Sau, Mendi, Huli, Ipili, Bisorio, Lembena)
- Pidgins and creoles
- Semantics and metaphor
Franklin, Karl J. 2012. Kewa figures of speech: Understanding the code. In Anna Idström, Elisabeth Piirainen, and Kendra Willson (eds.), Endangered Metaphors. Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts, 185–204. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.
Franklin, Karl J., and Karol J. Hardin. 2012. Complaints in Kewa letters. Oceanic Linguistics 51(1):33–57.
Franklin, Karl J. 2011. Adapting the West Kewa New Testament to East Kewa. Practical Papers for The Bible Translator 62(2):123–127.
Franklin, Karl J. 2010. The word in Kewa. In Loren Billings and Nelleke Goudswaard (eds.), Piakandatu ami: Dr. Howard P. McKaughan, 110–134. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines.
Franklin, Karl J. 2009. Etic and emic stories. www.gial.edu/images/gialens/vol3-2/Franklin-Etic-Emic-Stories.pdf.
Franklin, Karl J. 2008. Loosen your tongue: An introduction to storytelling. www.gial.edu/images/pdf/loosen-your-tongue.pdf.
Franklin, Karl J., and Steven Kambi Thomas. 2006. Some Tok Pisin idioms. www.sil.org/silewp/2006/silewp2006-004.pdf.
Franklin, Karl J. 2003. Tagmemic insights on Kewa numbers and names. In Mary Ruth Wise, Ruth Brend, and Tom Headland (eds.), Language and life: Essays in memory of Kenneth L. Pike, 247–262. Dallas: SIL International.
Franklin, Karl J. 2003. Some Kewa metaphors: Body parts as automobile parts. www.sil.org/silewp/2003/silewp2003-005.pdf.
Franklin, Karl J. 2001. Kutubuan (Foe and Fasu) and proto Engan. In Andrew Pawley, Malcolm Ross, and Darrell Tryon (eds.), The boy from Bundaberg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honor of Tom Dutton. Pacific Linguistics 514:143–154. Canberra.
Franklin, Karl J. 1998. Lexicography considerations for Tok Pisin. SIL Electronic Workpapers 1998-002. sil.org/SILEWP/1998/002/.
Franklin, Karl J. 1997. Engan pronouns and their old endings. Australian Journal of Linguistics 17:185–217.
Franklin, Karl J. 1992. Traim tasol: Vocabulary testing in Tok Pisin. Pacific Linguistics D 85:viii–73. Canberra: Australian National University.
Franklin, Karl J. 2011. Em i no dai nating: Observations on sorcery in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society Conference, Trinity Seminary, Deerfield, Illinois. February 2011.
Franklin, Karl J. 2009. The legacy of academic stories in applied linguistics. Paper presented at the International Institute of Christian Studies Conference—The significance of the academy: The legacy of Christian Scholarship, Kansas City, Kansas. July 16–18, 2009.
Franklin, Karl J., and David Ross. 2000. Integrating Christian faith and academic integrity in applied linguistics. Paper presented at a Conference on Faith and Learning, Ohio State University. October 25, 2000.
Franklin, Karl J. 1999. Current literacy and language development practices in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Papua New Guinea Embassy, Washington, D.C. April 13, 1999.