Category Archives: What is Linguistics?
This is a post in the Language in the news series. See more. Just as a quick follow up to last week’s post about the New Zealand accent being called ‘a disease’ (see Lyndsay Perigo’s original article here, and my commentary here). The … Continue reading
The Linguistics Honours year is a taught programme with a strong research focus. You will discuss the latest research in the field, and you will plan and carry out your own research, both by working individually and in collaboration with … Continue reading
This is a post in the Language in the news series. See more. “The New Zealand accent itself was responsible for ‘minor throat and nasal disorders’ (The Triad 10/8/1910: 37). In other words the New Zealand accent was so bad … Continue reading
A post in the Language in the news series. See more. New words are invented all the time – some catch on, and some don’t. We look at processes of word formation, and the reasons for the success of some … Continue reading
Since everybody is interested in language, linguistics issues regularly appear in the media. This year, we’re going to comment on the linguistics issues that crop up in the news. Media coverage of linguistics topics is often based on the findings of research … Continue reading
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
Jihyun Lee has recently graduated with a BA in Linguistics from UC, and will join our honours programme next year. As we approach the end of 2012, Jihyun blogs about her experiences so far. When I first decided to study … Continue reading