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

  • 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... Read more
  • Howie Manns and Simon Musgrave are both quoted in a story in the New York Times today. The good news in this piece is that there are exciting jobs... Read more
  • Three of our graduate students have been awarded their doctorates recently. Margaret Carew will graduate today, receiving her degree for a thesis with the title Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country': intercultural... Read more
  • Our PhD student Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg was interviewed by SBS Radio this week. Gede's work looks at different words for the concept ‘happiness' in Indonesian, what different nuances... Read more
  • Prof. Farzad Sharifian, Chair in Cultural Linguistics, has two ‘forthcoming’ publications. They are ‘Cultural Linguistics’ (Springer, 2017) and ‘Advances in Cultural Linguistics’ (John Benjamins, 2017) (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811040559). ‘Cultural Linguistics’ (a... Read more