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.
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.
I value the increased understanding gained through exchanging different communities' languages, ideas and customs, as it extends cross-cultural communication. Read more about Tali.
Gender is such a central aspect of our identities, but the mechanisms of 'doing' gender can be difficult to research. Read more about Evan.