Linguistics

‘After Graduation: Prospects for Students Graduating with Asia-related Degrees’

On September 4, 2018, 16-18:00, Monash University Korean Studies held the first ‘After Graduation: Prospects for Students Graduating with Asia-related Degrees’ event. The aim of the event was to provide careers and further study guidance for students preparing to graduate from Monash with Asian Studies related degrees. Four representatives of Monash MA and post-BA courses…

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Get yer hand off it, mate, Australian slang is not dying

By Kate Burridge and Howard Manns, from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics. As the debate continues over whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26, this series looks at the politics of some unresolved issues swirling around Australia Day – namely, the republic and reconciliation. And just for good measure, we’ll check…

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Language and table top games: recent PhD completion

Catherine Cook has been awarded a doctorate for her fascinating thesis about Person Reference Across the Multiple Worlds of Table-Top Roleplaying Games. That is the second part of the title of the thesis; the first part is much more fun and gives an idea of the problems Cat deals with in this thesis: I Rolled…

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Language and religion

Niru Perera was interviewed by the Tamil radio group at SBS recently about her work on language practices in a Hindu temple in Australia; you can listen to the interview here. (Although she introduces herself in Tamil, for most of the interview, Niru speaks English)   Related to this, the Language and Society Centre is…

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New DFAT funded translation & interpreting project for improved governance in Indonesia

Congratulations to Dr Marc Orlando, Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Jim Hlavac and Dr Paul McShane from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (LLCL) who have been awarded funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the project Developing translating and interpreting services for improved governance in Indonesia. Crucially, translating and interpreting provides the communication bridge…

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