A digital collection of endangered languages, co‐managed by the University of Melbourne, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World collection to protect it for future generations. The collection PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) was created to digitise research and cultural records to make sure they [...]
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Linguistics at the University of Melbourne has been ranked sixth in the world by the QS index: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2013/linguistics “The QS World University Rankings is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed international university rankings, along with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.” See [...]
Dr Nick Thieberger has been awarded a Ludwig Leichhardt Jubilee Fellowship by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Dr Nick Thieberger from the newly formed Research Unit for Indigenous Language in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne has been awarded a Ludwig Leichhardt Jubilee Fellowship by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. University of Melbourne press release: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/researchnews/ Alexander von vendita cialis on line Humboldt Foundation press release: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/newsletter-2-2013-7-en.html.
On March 14th we ran a training day for students at the various Melbourne universities and for community-based language workers. We covered the tools Elan (Bill Forshaw and Lauren Gawne), Fieldworks (Kate Horrack), Toolbox (Simon Musgrave) and ExSite9, as generic viagra online well as a discussion of regular expressions and the general workflow around using [...]
Professor Gillian Wigglesworth, the Director of the University's Indigenous Language Research Unit, said bilingual education was vital to the development of young children in communities where languages other than English were spoken at home
Professor Gillian Wigglesworth, the Director of the University’s Indigenous Language Research Unit, said bilingual education was vital to the development of young children in communities where languages other than English were spoken at home. From: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-academics-urge-heed-indigenous-language.html#jCp “Without a bilingual program, children are being taught in a language they are not familiar with. This means they often [...]
Sara Ciesielski has won the three minute thesis competition at the University of quick payday loans Melbourne for her thesis description: Learning to be Sherpa: Children, language and culture on the roof of the world, http://gradresearch.unimelb.edu.au/3MT/ She has won a Travelling Scholarship to the value of $4,500, will compete in the 2012 Asia-Pacific competition taking place at the University of [...]
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=831808&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=&lPayScaleID=&stp=AW&sLanguage=en The Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC), a formally constituted university centre located within the School of Languages and Linguistics, is an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation. The Centre plays a key role with regards to the research strategy of the School of Languages and Linguistics in [...]
Radio Australia interview with Nick Thieberger on 'Google joins fight to save endangered languages', 25th June, 2012.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/google-joins-fight-to-save-endangered-languages/967094 The Endangered Languages website is a project which hopes to stem the continued and rapid loss of language diversity around the world. At the current rate of language loss, the last speaker of a language dies every acheter viagra fortnight, and with them a unique view of the world is lost forever. Correspondent: Annabel Boyer [...]
Is it possible to obtain justice in a language or dialect that is not your own? A panel of linguistic and legal experts discuss language and the law. At the very best of times courts can be confusing but if you don’t understand spoken English it can be overwhelming whether you are a victim, suspect [...]
Leanne Hinton of the University of California to present a public lecture on rebuilding languages. Wednesday 7 March 2012
Leanne Hinton, Professor emerita, University of California at Berkeley and Consulting member of the board of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, will be presenting a public lecture at the University of Melbourne on Wednesday 7 March. The talk will be co-hosted by the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity and the University of Melbourne School of [...]