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The Australian National University

Graduate studies in Linguistics


Graduate studies in linguistics at ANU draws upon the expertise of the largest concentration of linguists in the southern hemisphere. For more than 20 years research in linguistics at ANU has focused on the descriptive and comparative study of the languages of Australia, Papua-New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, Indonesia and China. We offer teaching in field and formal linguistics and research across more languages than any other Australian University.

Our Graduate Studies program draws on some thirty experts working in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Graduate coursework


Higher degree research

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Higher degree research in linguistics

Further suggestions

Prospective research students may find it helpful to browse the research interests and preferred supervision areas of those working in linguistics and languages at ANU, and to take a look at other students' topics

Contact us

For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Updated: 24 March 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics / Page Contact:  Web publisher