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.
From 2015 the linguistics major at Victoria is expanding. We now offer a three-year programme to offer you more opportunities to explore the study of language and language use. Find out more about the new courses and the change to major requirements.
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.
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.