[RNLD] Melbourne Linguistics in the Pub WEDNESDAY 25th March

Ruth Singer ruth.singer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 22:38:02 UTC 2015

*Announcement: Melbourne Linguistics in the pub WEDNESDAY 25th March 2015*

Topic: Has the study of Australian languages been at the expense of work on
Australian English variation?

Discussion led by Prof. Miriam Meyerhoff, Victoria University of Wellington
(New Zealand)

Australian linguists are world renown for their work on the description and
documentation of indigenous languages. It is remarkable (to this outsider),
given such a febrile research environment, that so little descriptive work
seems to be being done on dialects of Australian English compared to the
study of English variation in other places. Can it really be true that
Masterchef Australia has more to contribute to the analysis and
documentation of Australian English than Australian linguistics does? I’d
be interested in hearing from local (socio)linguists whether they think a
focus on indigenous languages will necessarily be at the expense of the
regional varieties of English in Australia.

Time:             6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:           Upstairs room, Prince Alfred Hotel

191 Grattan St, Carlton

(corner of Bouverie St)

ph (03) 9347-3033

Food and drinks available at the venue

LIP is LIP is an occasional gathering of language activists
and linguists in Melbourne and is coordinated by the MLIP committee: Ruth
Singer (Melbourne Uni), Harriet Sheppard, Jonathan Schlossberg, Alan Ray,
Giordana Santosuosso and Jonathon Lum (Monash Uni)

Contact Ruth Singer (University of Melbourne) with any questions:
rsinger at unimelb.edu.au
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Dr Ruth Singer
DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow
Linguistics Program and Research Unit for Indigenous Language
School of Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts
University of Melbourne 3010
Tel. +61 3 90353774
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