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Linguistics PhD students in Canberra Times

Research on language and identity in LOLcats by PhD candidates Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan has been covered in the Canberra Times. Lauren and Jill presented a paper entitled ‘I can has language play: Construction of Language and Identity in LOLspeak‘ at LangFest at ANU last week. Check out the article “Cat’s meow of online laughter, […]

LangFest 2011

The Linguistics department was well-represented at the annual Applied Linguistics Association Australia and Australian Linguistics Society conferences at LangFest held at ANU in November/December! Plenaries were given by Tim McNamara (‘Language analysis in the determination of origin of asylum seekers: A perspective from language testing’) and Janet Fletcher (‘It’s all in the timing: Looking for […]

PhD candidate Lauren Gawne published in The Age

PhD candidate Lauren Gawne has had an article published in The Age discussing our obsession with the way politicians speak. In the past couple of years there has been an increase in commentary on the way our political leaders speak. This may be correlated with the rise to power of a prime minister who has […]

PhD theses submitted

Several graduates in the department have recently submitted their theses! Congratulations to Ha Do (‘Social and cognitive aspects of SLA: The case of English agreements and disagreements’), Catriona Fraser (‘Rapport building strategies in institutional intercultural interactions’), Sasha Rixon: ‘Facilitated workshop interaction: A conversation analytic study’, Belinda Ross (‘Prosody and grammar in Dalabon and Kayardild’), and […]

Some recent program publications

Norby, Catrin & John Hajek (eds). 2011. Uniformity and diversity in language policy: Global Perspectives. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. [Includes papers from UoM staff Jill Wigglesworth, Tim McNamara, John Hajek, Yvette Slaughter, Leo Kretzenbacher, among many others.] Taylor, John and Nick Thieberger. 2011. Working Together in Vanuatu: Research Histories, Collaborations, Projects and Reflections. Canberra: ANU […]

Recent department grants

PhD student Aidan Wilson has received a $20,000 grant from AIATSIS to document parts of the Traditional Tiwi language, an under-studied and highly endangered language from the Tiwi Islands in Australia’s north. buy viagara from canadian pharmacy Debbie Loakes has received an Early Career Researcher Grant of $25,000 from the university to continue her work on […]

2011 Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in a PhD Thesis awarded to Jennifer Green

Congratulations to Jenny on being awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for her thesis “Between the earth and the air: multimodality in Arandic sand stories”. Each year, the University of Melbourne’s RHD Committee awards the Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis. This is the only University wide award for a PhD Thesis. In 2011, six […]

Congratulations to Susy Macqueen, winner of the 2010 Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D Thesis Award

Dr Macqueen’s Ph.D. thesis, entitled The emergence of patterns in second language writing, was selected by an external panel of judges based on its significance to the fields of second language acquisition, second or foreign language learning and teaching, and its originality, creativity and quality of presentation. cymbalta 30 mg Drawing upon a convergence of […]

Upcoming conference – Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship

The University of Melbourne will play host to PARADISEC’s Sustainable Data from Digital Research conference on 12-14th December 2011. Digital methods for recording information are now ubiquitous. no prscription cialis In fieldwork-based disciplines, like linguistics, musicology, anthropology and so on, recordings are typically of high cultural value and there is great benefit in the proper […]

OZCLO: Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad 2012

Each year the Linguistics program runs the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad, which is a competition for high school students designed to introduce them to the fun of language and language analysis. This year we had over 700 students participating around the country, which is a fantastic way to introduce students to our discipline. Our […]