Category Archives: language

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 […]

UNESCO heritage adds PARADISEC digital archive to its Memory of the World register

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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