Monthly Archives: November 2012

UC linguists present at NZ Linguistic Society conference in Auckland

The Linguistic Society of New Zealand has its annual conference around November each year. The 2012 conference takes place in Auckland this week (heads up: the 2013 conference is being hosted by UC!). This year, the main theme is ‘Language … Continue reading

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The words we use: some results (part 1)

This year the LING102 students sent out an online survey about the words we use to their Facebook friends and other contacts. We had a very good response, receiving almost 1000 completed questionnaires from a number of countries around the … Continue reading

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Welcome to new PhD student Ksenia Gnevsheva

UC Linguistics recently welcomed Ksenia Gnevsheva to the department. Ksenia has just started work on her PhD research, under the supervision of Jen Hay and Kevin Watson. We asked her to introduce herself, and here’s what she says: I received … Continue reading

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Q: What do you do? A: Linguistics. Q: What’s that?  If you work in linguistics, what do you say when someone asks: What do you do? Romain Fiasson, PhD student in Linguistics, blogs about this very question. Phonetic variation Would … Continue reading

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LING102 becomes available in distance mode for STAR school students

LING102: From babies to adults: how our experience shapes our language In 2013, LING102 will get a lick of paint and a new name. It will be called: From babies to adults: how our experience shapes our language – see … Continue reading

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