Language and Culture in Society
The relationship between language, culture and society including the study of sociohistorical linguistics, phonology and phonetics, language policy and language maintenance.
Faculty Research Focus
- Indigenous language and societies
- Sociohistorical linguistics
- Meeting point: integrating Aboriginal and linguistics knowledge systems for description.
The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.
Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.
- Dr James Leibold
- Contemporary Spanish society and cultures - Dr Lilit Thwaites
- Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics - Dr Laura Tolton
- Italians in Australia, Raffaello Carboni - Mr Antonio Pagliaro
- Language endangerment, documentation and development - Dr Tonya Stebbins
- nineteenth-century natural history writing - Dr Alexis Harley
- Papuan and Austronesian Languages - Dr Tonya Stebbins
- Second language acquisition - Mr Raphael Trantoul
- Sociohistorical linguistics - Professor David Bradley
- Sociolinguistics, language variation and change, folklinguistics, social meaning - Dr Cara Penry Williams
- Swiss Italians in Australia, letters home by Swiss Italian miners during the Australian gold rush - Mr Antonio Pagliaro
- the correspondence of the 14th century merchant, Francesco Datini - Mr Antonio Pagliaro
- Translation - Mr Raphael Trantoul