Category Archives: The Faculty of Arts

House of Representatives Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities, SOLL member giving evidence

Nick Thieberger gave evidence to the House of Representatives Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities in his role as Co-Director of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity. (16/2/2012)

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 …  

Melbourne Voice features Languages and Linguistics

The monthly showcase of all that is good at viagra 100mg The University of Melbourne, the Voice, has featured SOLL in its January issue, titled ‘Language and cultural diversity‘. Jennifer Green, explains sand story performances based on her PhD research. Matthew Absalom talks about teaching Italian.

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: […]

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 […]

Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork launched

Professor Andy Pawley launched this volume, edited by Nick Thieberger, at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference in Canberra on December 4th. As the text on the Oxford University Press website says, it is a comprehensive resource for linguistic and cultural fieldwork that provides a practical guide to linguistic data management and draws on the experience […]

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

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 […]