Category: Hot Type
Hot topics in linguistics and applied language studies addressed by staff and students from the School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.
I recently had the opportunity to engage in a discussion about multilingual education with a diverse group of educators. Two questions seemed to continually bubble to the surface, and I realised that these are...
about Corinne Seals
Corinne Seals is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked with the Centre for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC on Ukrainian as a heritage language, and with integrated learning programs in Washington state. Her research interests share the common theme of language and identity. Presently, Corinne’s research focuses primarily on heritage language acquisition, maintenance, and education. She has investigated this amongst Ukrainian and Russian communities in the United States and within the Ukrainian community of New Zealand. Corinne also researches in the areas of linguistic landscapes, forensic linguistics, and gender, sexuality, and language.
By Rachel McKee, Victoria University of Wellington Last year, I spotted this new sign by the entrance level lifts at the Ministry of Education head office. NZSL has been sanctioned in education since...
about Rachel McKee
Rachel McKee is Programme Director of Deaf Studies. Teaching New Zealand Sign Language), and introductory and intermediate NZSL courses, Rachel also supervises post-graduate research topics in Deaf Studies and Interpreting within the MA in Applied Linguistics and PhD in Applied Linguistics. Rachel has published research across a wide range of areas in Deaf Studies including sign language interpreting, linguistic analysis of NZSL, sociolinguistic issues in NZSL, and deaf children in schools. Rachel is a member of the Deaf Studies Research Unit, which recently developed an Online Dictionary of NZ Sign Language and conducted a three-year project investigating sociolinguistic variation in NZSL.