Monthly Archives: November 2011

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 […]

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 […]

Wrapping up the 2011 Field Methods class on Lopit

This semester is drawing to a close, and that means that the 2011 Field Methods class is finishing up. The Field Methods class aims to give students a taste of the training and skills needed to engage in language documentation. For this year’s class, run by Dr Brett Baker with 10 of the Honours […]

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 […]