Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Our Linguistics and Applied Linguistics program is #2 in Australia and #23 in the world (QS rankings 2020).

University of Melbourne researcher Lucy Davidson and Murrinhpatha language consultant Joseline Perdjert transcribing children's speech, near Wadeye, Northern Territory
University of Melbourne researcher Lucy Davidson and Murrinhpatha language consultant Joseline Perdjert transcribing children's speech, near Wadeye, Northern Territory

Our academic staff teach and carry out research into the nature of language in all aspects, including its structure and use, how it’s learnt, how it can be taught, and how language knowledge can be assessed.

Apart from our subjects and research projects, we supervise higher degree coursework and research programs such as the Master of Applied Linguistics and the PhD. Our research centres and units provide focus on specific research areas such as language testing, language typology, language acquisition and language processing, particularly in Indigenous languages.

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