Monthly Archives: December 2011

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 […]