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Applied Linguistics is a multi-disciplinary group of colleagues who are interested in the description and use of language from social, developmental, psychological, discourse and pedagogic perspectives. Its members include staff from School of Education, School of History, Philosophy and Culture, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Japanese Studies and OCSLD. Current projects include:
We have generated a number of symposia including:
We also participate in the convening of the following networks:
We have also been involved in research projects in Australia (aboriginal languages); Chile (bilingual school initiatives); Hawaii (the re-emergence of Hawaiian language and culture); Japan (grammar development); India (spoken language and phonology).
A sample of funded projects include:
We aim to support the development of group members through regular meetings that include sharing news and work in progress, and building support mechanisms for both individual and team projects.