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In memory of Graeme Kennedy

Colleagues, family members, friends and former students gathered on Sunday, 21 August at Greendale Reserve, Otaihanga, to plant 60 native trees in honour of Graeme Kennedy, who passed away in May this year. Kua hinga...

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Promoting NZ Sign Language

Some great news! The Deaf Studies Research Unit has been granted funding in the first round of awards from the NZSL Fund to develop a free online suite of interactive exercises for NZSL learners. Read about...

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“it’s just kinda language”

That was Cabinet minister Paula Bennett about half-way through an interview with RadioNZ journalist John Campbell last night. She was being pressed about a dividend to be paid – or not – to the...

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A Career in English Language Teaching

Read below about two recent graduates who share their experience of making a career in TESOL. If you are interested in a TESOL career opportunity, check the LALS departmental website for more information about our undergraduate and graduate TESOL programmes.  ...

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Uptalk

Uptalk – the use of rising intonation that appears to make statements sound like questions – has been referred to in media reports as an ‘irritating verbal tic’ or a ‘real credibility killer’. It...

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Symposium talks online

Here’s something to listen to over the morning coffee. A symposium on Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages was held at the University of Canterbury in December, and the organisers made great use of technology. As a...

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Janet Holmes honoured

We were delighted to discover in the New Year’s Honours list that Professor Emerita Janet Holmes had been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to linguistics. Anyone familiar...

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Alumnae honoured

One of our most distinguished alumnae is Professor Jen Hay who studied Linguistics at Victoria where she was taught by Emeritus Professors Janet Holmes and Laurie Bauer, among others. 2015 has been an extraordinarily...

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A symposium of interest

This seems worth sharing. There’s an interesting – and free! – symposium coming up at the University of Canterbury in December that some people from LALS will be participating in, and even if you...