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Humour that hurts and harms

The following opinion piece was originally published on stuff.co.nz on 2 June 2017. If you missed the International Day Against Homophobia the other day, I doubt you were alone. On the other hand, it...

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The NZ Dictionary Centre

In July 1997 Dr Harry Orsman’s award-winning Dictionary of New Zealand English was published by Oxford University Press. This publication was the culmination of some 45 years’ work and was widely recognised not only...

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Strengthening ties

Back in 2012, we signed an agreement with the Regional Language Centre, Singapore, to offer jointly our MA TESOL. Five years on we can reflect on a successful partnership, and a strong relationship, and...

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Family language policy

The Christmas & New Year holidays did not interfere with at least one publisher’s schedules! Routledge came out with Family language policies in a   multilingual world: Opportunities, challenges, and consequences in January as promised....

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English Language Teaching Today

A recently published book edited by Willy A. Renandya and Handoyo Puji Widodo features several chapters by staff from the School – John Macalister, Jonathan Newton, and Anna Siyanova (who recently received an Early...

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Anyone for a cup of tea?

Without a doubt, human language is original and highly creative. There seem to be almost no limits to the many and varied ways in which we can express ourselves. However, while we certainly can...

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Our new Professor

It was great news to learn recently that Paul Warren will be promoted to Professor of Linguistics from 1 January 2017. This is very welcome recognition of the leadership Paul shows in his discipline...

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Welcoming Jack Richards

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Jack C. Richards as an adjunct professor to the School. The appointment was marked last Friday when Jack delivered a talk on teachers’ linguistic proficiency to a packed lecture...