Category Archives: UC Linguistics research

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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Does the voice we hear affect our opinions about the world?

Does the voice we hear affect our opinions about the world? Andrew MacFarlane, PhD student in Linguistics, blogs about his current research. Each day, we are bombarded with sensory information – falling leaves, bus engines, a chill wind, advertising billboards, … Continue reading

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