From 2001-2006, Ford trained Indigenous linguists at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. In March 2006, she retired to Tasmania, and is is currently an Honorary Research Associate with the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney where she is revising for publication her MA thesis decribing the grammar of Batjamalh, and her PhD thesis, describing the grammar of Emmi-Mendhe.
In 1997 Ford co-authored the monograph Open and Flexible PhD Study and Research published by the Evaluations and Investigations Program of the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA), Canberra.
In 1997 Ford’s Batjamalh Dictionary was published and she has since published texts in seven Daly language varieties for use in the region’s bilingual schools.
In 2003 she co-authored the article "It won’t matter soon: we’ll all be dead: documenting endangered languages of the Daly River region," which was published by Batchelor Press.
In 2005, she co-authored a Legal Glossary in Murriny Patha and the article The Murrinh-patha Glossary: translating legal concepts across cultures, which was published in March 2006 in the journal English For Special Purposes.
Ford is currently one of four Chief Investigators on this ARC Discovery project to document Wadeye song genres. As part of this, her article "The language of Marri Ngarr Lirrga Songs" will appear in Musicology Australia in 2006. and her Learner’s Guide to Marri Tjavin are currently in press.
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|Six major publications:|
|2006||Ford, L.J. and McCormack, D. The Murrinh-patha Legal Glossary. Batchelor Press (in press).|
|2006||Ford, L. J. and McCormack, D. “The Murrinh-patha Legal Glossary: translating legal concepts across cultures” English for Special Purposes 2, University of Foggia.|
|2006||Ford, L.J. “Marri Ngarr lirrga song language: a linguistic analysis”, Musicology Australia 28 2005 (forthcoming in 2006).|
|2003||Ford L.J. and Klesch, M.“It won’t matter soon: we’ll all be dead”: endangered languages and action research. Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Project." Ngoonjook 23: 27-43, and online at http://www.uq.edu.au/insideout/proceed.htm|
|1997||Ford, L. J. Batjamalh-English dictionary and texts. Panther Press, Canberra.|
|1997||Pearson, M. & L. J. Ford. Open and Flexible PhD Study and Research, E&IP Monograph, DEETYA, AGPS, Canberra.|