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.
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 and then enter to win fun linguistics prizes (draw closes 31 October 2014, quiz works on Firefox or Chrome browsers, not IE9). Take the quiz.
Gender is such a central aspect of our identities, but the mechanisms of 'doing' gender can be difficult to research. Read more about Evan.
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.
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.
I value the increased understanding gained through exchanging different communities' languages, ideas and customs, as it extends cross-cultural communication. Read more about Tali.