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

Sep9SeminarsELI Programmes
Date: 9 September 2016
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: MYLT101
ELI teachers talk about what they are working on in their programme Read more

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News

30 August 2016 Miriam Meyerhoff's inaugural lecture
Phoning home helps threatened languages live onMobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics Miriam Meyerhoff argues the opposite can be true. Read more
18 April 2016 Summer Scholar wins Poster Competition
Summer Scholar wins poster competition at summer gold celebration Read more
18 April 2016 LALS Prizewinners 2015
LALS Prizewinners 2015 Read more

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Kaitlin

Kaitlin Maddever - BA student

Studying Linguistics and NZSL Studies has taught me tolerance and respect, which are more useful in life than black-and-white thinking. Read more about Kaitlin.

writWRIT Summer Courses 2016

Success at university depends on academic writing skills. Take WRIT 101 to advance your abilities to communicate, research, and persuade.   

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.

Check out our MA Courses for Trimester Two. They include a two-week intensive course, taught on campus  by Professor Tom Farrell from Brock University, Canada: LALS 518: Reflective Practice for Language Teachers 11-22 July.

Peter

Associate Professor Peter Gu

“The beauty of applied linguistics lies in its potential applicability. Engaging in language learning, teaching and assessment research has played a transformative role for me.”

Peter has worked in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies since 2005. He has extensive teaching and teacher education experiences in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. Read more about Peter.

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What do you know about linguistics? The Quiz!

Ever wondered how babies learn language, why Kiwis speak differently to Aussies or Brits, or what Swahili, Mandarin and French have in common? Take our quiz.

Shelley

Shelley Dawson - Current PhD student

My language teaching and learning experiences have revealed the fascinating relationship between language, identity, and society.  Read more about Shelley.

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