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The Australian National University

ANU has an international reputation in the fields of linguistics, languages and cultures, supporting researchers who work on a broad range of topics connected with these fields.

Some examples of these topics include:

  • Language description
  • The theoretical modelling of language as a system (phonological, morphological and syntactic theory)
  • Language variation and change
  • Language meaning (semantics)
  • The relationship between language and culture, the social context of language and cross-cultural communications
  • Analysis of conversation and everyday interaction in a variety of settings
  • The theory and practice of teaching modern languages and translation
  • Revitalisation and documentation of endangered languages
  • Cross-cultural communication

Research and teaching in linguistics, languages and cultures is distributed across a range of administrative units. More information on the teaching and research Colleges and Academic Organisational Units (AOUs) can be found here.

Our flourishing graduate program has students with diverse backgrounds and interests. We also have a number of formal and informal seminars, reading and discussion groups, and similar events which encourage a rich and supportive research environment.

Updated: 12 February 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics / Page Contact:  Web publisher