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

Sep11SeminarsFenty Siregar
Date: 11 September 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: MYLT220
Fenty Siregar, PhD candidate, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Read more

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News

24 July 2015 Miriam Meyerhoff
Miriam Meyerhoff receives stakhanovite award from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence “Dynamics of Language”.  Read more
16 July 2015 Inaugural New Zealand Linguistics Olympiad winners announced
A team of secondary school students from Auckland International College and Kristin School in Auckland has won the first New Zealand Linguistics Olympiad, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
14 July 2015 Deborah Cameron, the Ian Gordon Fellow, was recently on RNZ
Deborah Cameron, Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University, is an internationally recognised expert… Read more

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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
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MA summer courses

Check out our MA summer courses:  Learner Autonomy & Learner Strategies, Language Curriculum Development, Language for Specific Purposes, Language Testing, Discourse Analysis, all with the option of face-to-face or distance study. Each course runs from November to February, with a two-week Christmas break.

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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. 

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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.

Corinne-Seals

Corinne Seals - Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

"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.

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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.