Welcome to Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics has a reputation for excellence in research, supervision, and teaching nationally and internationally, attracting students from all around the world.

Monash is the top-ranked university in Australia for research in linguistics and applied linguistics. In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report (2012), we achieved a rating of ‘above world standard’ and were ranked 17th in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014). Our staff and graduate research students undertake cutting edge, world-leading research and teaching in many areas of linguistics and applied linguistics.

Undergraduate Courses

In the Bachelor of Arts, we offer an undergraduate program (both major and minor) in General Linguistics and English as an International Language, an innovative course that focuses on intercultural communication. We also teach some subjects as part of Bachelor of Global Cultural Literacies.

We also offer Honours programs in Linguistics and English as an International Language.

Masters by Coursework

We offer Masters by coursework degrees in applied linguistics and translation/interpreting studies. Students who enrol in the Master in Applied Linguistics have two options: a) General Applied Linguistics, and b) Teaching World Englishes for International Communication.

Graduate Research

We also have an graduate research program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics which offers both a MA and a PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

PhD and MA by research (HDR) in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

  • By Kate Burridge and Howard Manns, from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics. As the debate continues over whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26, this series looks at the politics of some unresolved issues swirling around Australia Day – namely, the republic and reconciliation. And just for good measure, we’ll check… Read more
  • Catherine Cook has been awarded a doctorate for her fascinating thesis about Person Reference Across the Multiple Worlds of Table-Top Roleplaying Games. That is the second part of the title of the thesis; the first part is much more fun and gives an idea of the problems Cat deals with in this thesis: I Rolled… Read more
  • Niru Perera was interviewed by the Tamil radio group at SBS recently about her work on language practices in a Hindu temple in Australia; you can listen to the interview here. (Although she introduces herself in Tamil, for most of the interview, Niru speaks English)   Related to this, the Language and Society Centre is… Read more
  • Congratulations to Dr Marc Orlando, Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Jim Hlavac and Dr Paul McShane from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (LLCL) who have been awarded funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the project Developing translating and interpreting services for improved governance in Indonesia. Crucially, translating and interpreting provides the communication bridge… Read more