Members of the Language and Society Centre


Professor Farzad Sharifian

Deputy Director:

Dr Simon Musgrave Linguistics

Executive Officer:

Amanda Young,      Linguistics

Executive Committee:

Professor Kate Burridge Linguistics
Dr Louisa Willoughby Linguistics
Dr Howard Manns Linguistics
Dr Jim Hlavac Translation and Interpreting Studies
Dr Shimako Iwasaki Japanese Studies
Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet French Studies

Advisory Committee:

Andrew Ferguson Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of Victoria (MLTAV)
Mairead Hannan President, VicTESOL
Robert Jackson President of the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)
Sharyne Rankine Association of Independent Schools of Victoria
Stefan Romaniw Community Languages Australia
Mary Rydberg Aged & Disability Services

Affiliates of the Centre

The centre has a large number of affiliates. Researchers, academics, postgraduate students, and those working in relevant industries may find becoming an affiliate of the Centre to be particularly useful for keeping up to date with current research and activities within the Centre.

Becoming an affiliate is free. To become an affiliate, please email LASC ( with the following information:

  • Title (Assoc Prof, Dr., Mr., Ms., etc)
  • Family name
  • Given name
  • Position (e.g. student/PhD candidate/research fellow/lecturer, etc)
  • Program/Faculty/Institution (e.g. Linguistics program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University)
  • Email address