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Linguistics News 2014

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Helping with the Victorian Bushfires - Auslan

Helping with the Victorian Bushfires

Linguistics graduates and current students played an important role in the  Victorian bushfire emergency communications.


ARC Success for Dr Michael Proctor

Congratulations to Dr Michael Proctor for being awarded one of the Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards from the ARC as well as being named Chief Investigator on a project awarded through another institution.

Macquarie Library

Linguistics Department HDR Conference 2014 announced. 

The Linguistics Department HDR Conference to be held 18 November 2014.

Distinguished Professor award to Professor Katherine Demuth

Congratulations to our new Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Demuth on receiving the highly prestigious Distinguished Professor award.

Emeritus Professor Arthur Delbridge

Vale Emeritus Professor Arthur Delbridge

Emeritus Professor Arthur Delbridge, founding Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie, passed away on Friday 3rd October. He is fondly remembered not only for his ground breaking work in many areas of Australian linguistics, including as Editor in Chief of the Macquarie dictionary, but also for his personal qualities as a leader and colleague.

Macquarie academics, students and alumni attend the AILA world congress in Brisbane 2014

Macquarie Linguistics well represented at the International Association of Applied Linguistics World Congress

The Linguistics Department at Macquarie University was very well represented by academics, students and alumni at the August 2014 AILA International Association of Applied Linguistics World Congress in Brisbane. 

Tesol Fest Seminar scholars

TESOL Fest Seminars at Macquarie Linguistics

The Linguistics Department at Macquarie University is pleased to host the renowed Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) scholars Dr Andy Gao, Professor Thomas Farrell, Professor Jack Richards and Professor John Bitchener in August 2014.

Translating and interpreting buddy session

Translating and Interpreting buddy session

Our T&I students made new buddies at a fun, interactive session organized by Dr Izumi Inoue of  Department of Linguistics and Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki of Department of International Studies.

Linguistics news

QS ranks Macquarie in top 50 worldwide for Linguistics

Macquarie University is ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world when it comes to Linguistics (43rd) according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today.

Katherine Demuth

Professor Demuth receives ARC Laureate Fellowship award

Professor Katherine Demuth has received an ARC Laureate Fellowship 2013 award ($2.8 million) for research on child language acquisition, one of 17 awards for science in Australia."


Congratulations to our newly promoted colleagues

The following colleagues have been successful in their promotions to the next rung on the ladder - Peter Roger, Felicity Cox, Catherine McMahon and Trevor Johnston