Category Archives: UC Linguistics research

Welcome to new NZILBB post-doc Péter Rácz!

This is a guest post by new NZILBB post-doctoral researcher Péter Rácz, who joined us a few months ago. Welcome, Péter! Making morphology sexy A few months ago I was very happy to learn that I had been hired to be a … Continue reading

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“The most annoying word of 2012”: Whatever.

A post in the Language in the News series. See more. This afternoon on a Canterbury radio station, the DJ was talking about a survey which has revealed “the most annoying words of 2012”. Well, it is that time of … Continue reading

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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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Research news: two new articles published in the journal ‘Language Variation and Change’

Language Variation and Change is a prestigious journal in the field of variationist sociolinguistics, and we are pleased to announce that two articles published in the first issue of 2012 were written by researchers with UC Linguistics and NZILBB connections. The first, co-authored … Continue reading

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Pronouns, fishing and mat-weaving: linguistic fieldwork in Vanuatu

Lana Takau did her MA in Linguistics at UC, and is now studying for a PhD in Newcastle, New South Wales. Here she blogs about the linguistic fieldwork she carried out for her MA project. I did my MA thesis … Continue reading

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Listen to yourselves!

Does how we hear ourselves affect how we talk? Shira Katseff, a post-doctoral fellow of the New Zealand Institute for Language Brain and Behaviour at UC, blogs about her current work. Talking is like tightrope walking. At first, getting your … Continue reading

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