The Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University teaches courses and conducts research about people, investigating the how and why.
The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is the largest of its kind in Australia, which includes substantial postgraduate programs, a full undergraduate program, more than 900 postgraduate coursework students, nearly 100 research students and four research centres of international standing.
The strength of the Department of Linguistics lies in its breadth of coverage of linguistics sub-disciplines, and it has particular strengths in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, speech and hearing, and language teaching. It has long been recognized for its research and teaching in areas such as lexicography and corpus linguistics, in phonetics and phonology (especially as applied to computer-based research in speech technology and speech perception), and in communication disorders. The department has a strong interest in the description of modern English language, especially work in systemic-functional grammar, in discourse analysis and pragmatics and in Australian English.
The Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre at Macquarie fosters both clinical and applied research as well as collaborative research between the number of research groups and with other research centres. The Centre also contains active Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology clinics. The Centre is one of the oldest research centres at Macquarie University and has a long and successful history, attracting significant competitive research funding and industrial contracts and consultancies.
Study areas in linguistics include Applied Linguistics (including TESOL, General Applied Linguistics), Clinical Audiology, Translation and Interpreting, Speech and Language Processing, Communication in Professions and Organizations, Editing and Publishing, Speech and Language Pathology, and Research.
Macquarie University Linguistics and Languages DegreesGraduate Certificate of Community Interpreting
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