Linguistics research group

The Linguistics Research Group comprises researchers within the School of Languages,  Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, who investigate the relationship between language and the social world.

The Research Group is closely linked to the Language and Society Centre

Research and Supervision Areas

Austronesian languages and cultures (Indonesia and Oceania)

Several researchers are working in the area of Austronesian language and culture: Dr Carmen DawudaYacinta KurniasihDr Howie MannsDr Anna MargettsDr Simon Musgrave, Mr. Paul Thomas, Dr. Jullian Millie

Cross-linguistic analysis of narratives

We are currently establishing a new research group initiative on the cross-linguistic analysis of narratives. In the first phase the group will focus on topics including the function of quotatives, marking of narrative peaks and non-prototypical uses of pronouns in narratives. We will draw mostly on transcribed oral but also on written data from a wide range of languages, including English, Pennsylvanian German, Spanish, Japanese, Aboriginal languages of Australia, Austronesian languages of Indonesia and Oceania and Iranian languages.

Members of this research group initiative include: Dr Julie Bradshaw Prof Kate BurridgeDr Marisa CordellaDr Carmen DawudaDr Alice GabyDr Howie Manns, Shimako Iwasaki, Dr Anna MargettsDr Simon MusgraveDr Louisa Willoughby and Dr Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou.

Cultural and linguistic aspects of interpreted medical discourse

The research group has expertise in the area of medical discourse, interpreting and discourse analysis.

Members include: Dr Julie BradshawDr Marisa CordellaDr Simon Musgrave, Helen Tebble, and Dr Louisa Willoughby.

Documentation and analysis of endangered and other under-described languages

Several members of the research group are working in the area of documentation, description and analysis of endangered languages and more generally under-described languages, in particular Aboriginal languages of Australia, Austronesian languages and Germanic languages.

Members include: Dr Carmen Dawuda, Heather Bowe, AP John BradleyProf Kate BurridgeDr Alice GabyDr Howie Manns, Andrew Margetts, Dr Anna Margetts and Dr Simon Musgrave.

Language variation and change

Several members of the linguistics research group have expertise in the area of language variation and change, encompassing phonological change, syntactic change, grammaticalization (creation of grammar), lexical and semantic change, prehistory, areal linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, as well as linguistic prescriptivism and purism. 

Members include: Dr Julie BradshawProf Kate BurridgeDr Alice GabyDr Howie MannsDr Anna MargettsDr Simon Musgrave, and Dr Louisa Willoughby

Migration, language minorities and language contact

The linguistics research group has expertise in the area of sociolinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism, language contact, and language maintenance and loss. 

Members include: Dr Julie BradshawProf Kate BurridgeDr Alice GabyJim HlavacDr Howie MannsDr Anna MargettsDr Simon MusgraveDr Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou and Dr Louisa Willoughby

More Areas

  • Intercultural communication
  • Language and culture
  • Multilingualism and bilingualism
  • e-Learning
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Language policy, planning, and language teaching
  • Second language acquisition and use
  • Communication in professional contexts

 

Research group leader

Professor Kate Burridge

Research Group Members

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