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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

UQ linguists study Northern Australia’s new languages

University of Queensland linguists will join Aboriginal language experts in Katherine in the Northern Territory next week to workshop Australia’s largest newly adopted language—Kriol.

The UQ School of Languages and Cultures researcher Dr Greg Dickson said Kriol was now the second most commonly spoken language in the Northern Territory, along with new languages such as Light Warlpiri and Gurindji Kriol.

Dr Dickson said he was excited to be taking linguistic research out of universities and into relevant local regions.

UQ linguists study Northern Australia’s new languages

Two young men in Minyerri (faces not shown) participating in a UQ research project (looking at dialectal variation in Kriol) (Photo credit: UQ)

“This will allow participants to share what they are working on, contribute to different projects, and gain skills and knowledge of a growing language that’s now a significant part of Australia’s rich linguistic fabric,” he said.

UQ’s Dr Felicity Meakins said Kriol was not a traditional Indigenous language, but it was spoken across much of northern Australia.

“Indigenous youth in many areas of northern and central Australia are creating new languages which combine sounds, words and grammar from traditional languages and Indigenous English varieties,” she said.

Dr Dickson said linguists estimated there were about 20,000 Kriol speakers.

“Kriol is now even a language of Shakespeare with the critically acclaimed King Lear adaption The Shadow King being partially translated into Kriol by Aboriginal actor and musician Tom E. Lewis,” he said.

Dr Meakins said Kriol had gone from an unnamed creole language to a language interpreted widely and used in government, education, liturgy, stage and popular music in the space of 50 years.

“For policymakers, particularly in education, new Indigenous languages have largely gone under the radar,” she said.

“Yet a knowledge of them is important to tailoring educational programs which take into account the first language of a student.”

The workshop will be held at the Charles Darwin University Rural Campus in Katherine from June 6 to 10, along with academic, research and professional sessions.

About the UQ School of Languages and Cultures

The UQ School of Languages and Cultures specialises in teaching and research in major world languages and cultures. It is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with 50 full-time academic staff. The school is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in languages, the cultures in which they are spoken, in linguistics and applied linguistics and in translating and interpreting.

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Friday, January 29th, 2016

Study applied linguistics at the University of Queensland

Linguistics—the scientific study of language—explores how humans communicate by examining the relationships between structure, meaning and context. By studying linguistics at the University of Queensland, you’ll discover how we learn language and use it, change it, share it. You’ll also analyse the social and historical contexts in which various languages are or have been spoken, to understand what distinguishes each language from another. These courses encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of how sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), signs (semiotics) and meaning (semantics) can create or confound communication success.

Study applied linguistics at UQ

Study applied linguistics at the University of Queensland

Why study Applied Linguistics?

Applied linguistics provides a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of applied linguistics. Students will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of language teaching, technology, and sociolinguistics/ intercultural issues. While studying applied linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas and an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field.

What can you do with a degree in linguistics?

  • Writer
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Lexicographer
  • Consultant
  • Copy writer

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: May 31 and November 30 each year

Entry requirements

  • Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • GCAppLing or GDipAppLing with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and a minimum of two years language teaching experience.

Apply to a University of Queensland linguistics program!

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

UQ Master of Applied Linguistics

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and it explores how humans communicate by examining the relationships between structure, meaning and context.

UQ Master of Applied Linguistics

Study linguistics and language studies at UQ

At the University of Queensland, students will discover how we learn language and use it, change it, share it. You’ll also analyse the social and historical contexts in which various languages are or have been spoken, to understand what distinguishes each language from another. Studying linguistics at UQ encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of how sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), signs (semiotics) and meaning (semantics) can create or confound communication success.

Why study the UQ Master of Applied Linguistics?

The Master of Applied Linguistics program offers a range of coursework focusing on Applied Linguistics subjects. The course has two major roles: as a professional development course, and also as an opportunity to explore options and develop specializations for further study. The intended students in this program are teachers (of English and other languages as second languages), language professionals (e.g., translators, interpreters) and graduates who wish to pursue their careers in language areas. The program offers a range of Applied Linguistics subjects and basic linguistics subjects which enable students to develop basic and advanced understanding of Applied Linguistics, and to undertake research training through the coursework dissertation.

University of Queensland Graduate Linguistics and Languages Degrees
Master of Applied Linguistics
Master of Audiology Studies (vocational, professional program)
Master of Arts (Linguistics)
Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing)
Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation
Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English and Chinese)
Master of Speech Pathology Studies (vocational, professional program)
Plus, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates are available in all Master of Arts program areas.

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