Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
The Linguistic and Applied Linguistics Graduate Research Program works with our students to provide a deep, scientifically informed knowledge of how language is used and structured. The tools you'll acquire naturally augment those of anthropology, psychology, law, computer science and other complementary disciplines.
Program disciplines and supervisors
Kathryn Burridge Germanic languages; grammatical change; linguistic taboo
Brook Bolander Sociolinguistics of globalisation, language and transnationalism, digital discourse, qualitative research methodology, English as a global language, language and religion, English in South and Central Asia
Lucien Brown Korean language; pragmatics; multimodality; sociocultural language learning
Patrick Durel French studies; language learning and teaching; language curriculum design
Alice Gaby Australian Aboriginal languages; language, culture and cognition; linguistic typology
Jim Hlavac Translation and interpreting studies; contact linguistics; sociolinguistics
Hui Huang Chinese Studies; sociolinguistics; second language acquisition
Shimako Iwasaki Japanese studies; conversation analysis; intercultural communication
Naomi Kurata Japanese studies; language and identity; language learning and teaching
Howard Manns Indonesian languages and cultures; language variation and change; language and identity
Anna Margetts Language documentation and description; narrative and reference tracking; valence and transitivity
Simon Musgrave Austronesian languages; syntax; computational tools for linguistics
Satoshi Nambu Language variation and change, sociolinguistics, syntax, psycholinguistics
Nadine Normand-Marconnet French studies; intercultural communication; second language acquisition
Marc Orlando Translation studies; Interpreting; translation and interpreting didactics
Farzad Sharifian Cultural linguistics; English as an International Language (EIL); intercultural communication
Robyn Spence-Brown Japanese studies; second language acquisition and language teaching; language education policy
Louisa Willoughby Sign language linguistics; migrant languages; language and adolescence
Zhichang Xu World Englishes; English as a Lingua Franca; intercultural education
Research programs and centres
Opportunities and support
Throughout your PhD, we actively support you in contributing to and participating in relevant conferences and a range of professional activities.
You will be trained in critical and analytical thinking, and supported to develop innovative research designs and methodologies, while also undertaking relevant coursework.
Dr Alice Gaby is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and the Program Director of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Her research interests lie in three intersecting domains: semantic and structural typology; the relationship between language, culture and cognition; and the documentation and analysis of endangered languages, especially those of the Australian continent.
Milestone Panel Chair (Program Director S1/2019)
Dr Robyn Spence-Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and teaches and conducts research in the areas of Japanese language teaching and learning and applied linguistics more generally.
Graduate Research Administrator