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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20 January 2016 Uptalk by Paul Warren
New book published in January 2016. Read more
11 December 2015 Jay Woodhams
Revealing our political views in the way we talk Read more
10 December 2015 Yen Dang
PhD research recognised Read more

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Shota Mukai - PhD Student

Moving on to PhD study made perfect sense after finishing my MA in Applied Linguistics in LALS. Read more about Shota. 


Corinne Seals - Lecturer

"Our languages are forever connected to who we are, who we will be and where we come from."

Corinne's research centres around the connections between language and identity, as well as the politics associated with learning and using any given language at any point in time. Read more about Corinne.


Clement MacKay - BA student

Studying the humanities is fascinating, and has also armed me with knowledge that is applicable to the real world. Read more about Clement.  

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