Tagged: linguistics

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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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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...

about Paul Warren

Teaches courses in psycholinguistics (see his 2013 textbook Introducing Psycholinguistics, published by Cambridge University Press) as well as in language acquisition, and in phonetics and phonology. Paul Warren's main research interests are in psycholinguistics and experimental phonetics, including intonation (see his 2016 book Uptalk: The phonemenon of rising intonation, Cambridge University Press [www.cambridge.org/9781107560840]).

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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 language of Vanuatu

Liz Pearce’s Grammar of Unua has just been published. This is a major work and represents the culmination of many years’s study, some of which was supported by a Marsden grant (2005 – 2007). It presents...