PhD student in linguistics Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg was interviewed by SBS Radio last week. Gede’s work looks at different words for the concept ‘happiness’ in Indonesian, what different nuances are expressed by the different words and how they are used in metaphors.
Unfortunately, you have to understand Indonesian to listen to the interview, but you can read some of Gede’s work if you visit the Academia.edu link above.
Olivier Elzingre’s post on passive bilingualism and linguistic identity endorsed by world-leading scholar
Olivier Elzingre blogs on passive bilingualism, and receives a welcome endorsement from world-renowned scholar Jean-Marc Dewaele.
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Today saw the first LLCL School Seminar of the year. Colleagues, visiting guests of the school, … Continue reading LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies
A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott.
Presented by the Japanese Studies Centre and the Language and Society Centre
15th March, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:30pm
Marcus shares his experience at Chin Communications
Marcus Xiaokang Liu a recent graduate in the Masters of Interpreting and Translation Studies is … Continue reading Marcus shares his experience at Chin Communications
AsiaBound 2013 – success for Chinese and Japanese programs
Dr Jeremy Breaden and Dr Robert Irving have been successful in grant submissions for AsiaBound … Continue reading AsiaBound 2013 – success for Chinese and Japanese programs
Student success in the Japanese speech contest
The Japanese speech contest was held at Swinburne yesterday with 12 Monash students participating. Congratulations to the … Continue reading Student success in the Japanese speech contest
Monash student is world champion in Chinese Bridge for Foreign University Students Competition
Our student, Alistair Bayley, currently in Advanced Chinese 4 and Chinese Translation 2, won both … Continue reading Monash student is world champion in Chinese Bridge for Foreign University Students Competition