Category Archives: UC Linguistics research

‘kakokako’ about Motu in LING407

To finish off this year’s Linguistics Field Methods course (LING407), the class invited members of the Christchurch PNG and wider Pasifika community to the Undercroft 101, to share food and present findings from their research projects on the Oceanic language … Continue reading

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Update from Mineko Shirakawa, PhD student in Linguistics at UC

Early on in my postgraduate research career, I looked at the acquisition of syntax and morphology in Japanese-English bilingual children in Christchurch. In my PhD study, I have decided to investigate the acquisition of syntax and morphology in Japanese-Brazilian Portuguese … Continue reading

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Fakaalofa lahi atu! Heidi Quinn blogs about Niuean in Niuean language week

Fakaalofa lahi atu! 12-19 October 2014 is Vagahau Niue (= Niuean language) week, and this year, the Niuean community also celebrates the 40th anniversary of Niue Constitution Day. In 2012, the Niuean language was the focus of the LING407 Field … Continue reading

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Update from Matthias Heyne on his PhD, ‘Influence of First Language on Playing Brass Instruments’

Hi everyone, It’s now been a little less than a year since I began my PhD at Canterbury and I’ve had a great time so far. My research on the Influence of First Language on Playing Brass Instruments has led … Continue reading

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Lynn Clark research funding success!

Congratulations to Dr Lynn Clark, who has been awarded a Marsden grant for a three year research project called “Recency effects in spoken New Zealand English”. The Marsden fund is very competitive – this year a total of 1157 proposals were … Continue reading

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The words we use

Hello everyone The students on LING102 are carrying out a small research project, with the help of Linguistics lecturer Dr Kevin Watson. It’s about the words we use  – words for things, words we used in our school days, words we use … Continue reading

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UC to UKLVC

UC was out in force at UKLVC, the UK’s largest conference on language variation and change, which was held from 2-4 September in Sheffield. Jen Hay (UC Linguistics & NZILBB) was an invited speaker and gave a plenary lecture called … Continue reading

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