Category Archives: Linguistics

SOLL team wins ARC Centre of Excellence

A team from SOLL (Gillian Wigglesworth, Janet Fletcher, Rachel Nordlinger and Nick Thieberger) have received ARC Centre of Excellence funding (ANU is the lead and we are a major partner) that will commence in July 2014. This is an exciting project that will develop research around language processing, acquisition, evolution, and fieldwork. For more details […]

Linguist finds efficiencies using NeCTAR cloud: Lauren Gawne in the news

Lauren Gawne  who has just completed a PhD thesis on a linguistic description of a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal called Lamjung Yolmo at The University of Melbourne. Lauren is an example of a humanities researcher using the NeCTAR cloud. While not a software engineer, technical person or systems administrator, Lauren has embraced the NeCTAR cloud technology and says […]

Melbourne Linguistics ranked top in the country and sixth in the world

Linguistics at The University of Melbourne has been academic research paper ranked sixth in the world by the QS index. “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 […]

Training session in language documentation tools

On March 14th we ran a training day for students at the various Melbourne universities and for community-based language workers. evaluation essay We covered the tools Elan (Bill Forshaw and Lauren Gawne), Fieldworks (Kate Horrack), Toolbox (Simon Musgrave) and ExSite9, as well as a discussion of regular expressions and the general workflow around using the […]

Linguistics PhD student Sara Ciesielski wins distance and sprint thesis description prizes

Sara Ciesielski has won the three minute thesis competition at The University of Melbourne for her thesis description: Learning to be Sherpa: Children, language and culture on the roof of the world. 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 Queensland, and has a perpetual […]

Radio Australia interview with Nick Thieberger on 'Google joins fight to save endangered languages', 25th June, 2012.

The Endangered Languages website is a project which hopes to stem the continued and rapid loss of language homework service diversity around the world. At the current rate of language loss, the last speaker of a language dies every fortnight, and with them a unique view of the world is lost forever. writing content Correspondent: Annabel […]

Books in hand

Paul Gruba has co-authored two books that were published recently – How to Write a Better Thesis (MUP, 2011) and Blending Technologies in the Second Language Classroom (Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012). Nice to have ’em in hand …  

Lauren Gawne is the latest recipient of an Awesome Ottawa grant

Local Philanthropists Fund Project to Save Dying Language Lauren Gawne, a PhD student in Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, is the latest recipient of an Awesome Ottawa grant. Gawne first encountered Kagate while working cialis 5mg in Nepal on the unrecorded language Lamjung Yolmo, for which she has published a small dictionary. More information: […]

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 […]

Nick Thieberger interviewed by Heather Jarvis on Radio Australia’s Pacific Mornings program

Nick Thieberger was interviewed by Heather Jarvis on Radio Australia’s Pacific Mornings program about UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage “See, Hear and Learn” on 27 October 2011 (mp3 audio courtesy of ABC Radio Australia’s Pacific Mornings program 5.25MB) writing for education