Category Archives: The University of Melbourne

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 […]

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 […]

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. research paper essay The University of Melbourne press release: “Fellowship symbolises bond between Australia and Germany,” […]

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 […]

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: “Academics urge government to heed indigenous language report,” on the Phys Org website. “Without a bilingual program, children are being […]

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 […]

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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 http://cialistadalafils.com/ 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 […]

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 […]