Monthly Archives: September 2012

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 […]