School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and incorporates the Deaf Studies Research Unit, the English Language Institute and the New Zealand Dictionary Centre.

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Events

Jul14Public LecturesIan Gordon Fellow Public Lecture 1
Date: 14 July 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: HMLT205
Professor Deborah Cameron, Ian Gordon Fellow recipient 2015 Read more
Jul16Public LecturesIan Gordon Fellow Public Lecture 2
Date: 16 July 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: HMLT205
Professor Deborah Cameron, Ian Gordon Fellow recipient 2015 Read more
Jul17SeminarsMiriam Meyerhoff
Date: 17 July 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: MYLT220
Professor Miriam Meyerhoff Read more

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News

7 June 2015 Rt Rev Dr Penelope (Penny) Jamieson
Former linguistics lecturer the Rt Rev Dr Penelope (Penny) Jamieson honoured by Victoria as one of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Read more
7 June 2015 New Zealand Sign Language Board
Victoria academics appointed to New Zealand Sign Language Board Read more
29 April 2015 Trade secrets
Nog, noggin and dwang might sound like terms of abuse to the uninitiated but are in fact lingo in the carpentry trade, two Victoria researchers have discovered. Read more

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Linguistics 30th Anniversary

Happy Birthday Linguistics!

Victoria University's School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies celebrates 30 years of Linguistics in July 2015.  Read more about the celebrations.

linguistics.kiwiLALS has an online blog featuring regular posts from staff and students on a range of topics from views of topical news to announcements of new publications and research, and everything in between! A new post will go up every Monday morning! Check it out at linguistics.kiwi

WRIT

WRIT Courses 2015

Success at university depends on academic writing skills. Take WRIT 101 to advance your abilities to communicate, research, and persuade.  
 
If English is your second language, university writing can be challenging. Enrol in WRIT 151 to develop your composing, revising and editing skills.

Employers seek and reward effective writers. Enrol in WRIT 202 and advance your career through clear, concise and dynamic prose.
 
Creative nonfiction includes personal essays, interviews, blogs, feature articles and more. Enrol in WRIT 203 to craft your writing for publication.
 

Miriam

Miriam Meyerhoff - Professor of Linguistics

My world is a beautiful Babel.
I started thinking about language variation when I moved to New Zealand at the age of six and I really wanted to sound "local". I love doing linguistic research – how we talk is about what’s in our heads and what's in our hearts. Read more about Miriam.

Tali


Tali Brassington-Crow - BA student

I value the increased understanding gained through exchanging different communities' languages, ideas and customs, as it extends cross-cultural communication. Read more about Tali.

Evan

Evan Hazenberg - PhD student

Gender is such a central aspect of our identities, but the mechanisms of 'doing' gender can be difficult to research. Read more about Evan.