Author: John Macalister

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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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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...