Linguistics 2015 Seminar Series

The UNE Linguistics discipline presents a monthly seminar series open to the public, held in the Oorala Lecture Theatre at UNE starting at 12pm.

Launch the Playlist of 2015 seminar recordings

Schedule for 2015

Individual seminar abstracts and recordings are available by following the link on the seminar title.

DatePresenter Seminar title
Thursday 26 February 2015 Dr Emil Mittag PhD candidate, Linguistics UNE 'Verb Morphology in Arammba'
Thursday 26 March 2015 Farzad Zarringhalam, PhD candidate, Linguistics UNE 'Building Meanings: Semiotics and experiences of public places in multicultural societies'
Thursday 30 April 2015 Jesta Masuku, PhD candidate, Linguistics UNE 'Cross-border trade in Southern Africa: language, discourse and survival strategies'
Thursday 28 May 2015 Dr Margaret Sharpe, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Linguistics UNE 'Intonation and stress patterns of Alawa and Roper Kriol'
Thursday 25 June 2015 Dr Joshua Nash, Postdoctoral Fellow, Linguistics UNE 'How much do we actually know about Pitkern? Towards a History of Pitkern Research'
Thursday 30 July 2015 Dr Cindy Schneider, Senior Lecturer, Linguistics UNE

A case study of dialect idealisation and loss in North-Central Pentecost, Vanuatu

Wednesday 19 August 2015 Roger Blench, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge African elements in the English and Creole of Belize with a sideways look at Maroon and Garifuna
Monday 24 August 2015 Professor George van Driem, University of Berne, Switzerland The discovery of Trans-Himalayan
Thursday 27 August 2015  Dr Ines Anton-Mendez, Lecturer, Linguistics UNE What you see is (not necessarily) what you say
Thursday 24 September 2015

Dr Charlotte Gooskens, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Mutual intelligibility between closely related languages in Europe 
Thursday 12 November  2015 Dr Elizabeth Ellis, Senior Lecturer, Linguistics UNE and Professor Margaret Sims, Early Childhood Education UNE  Bilingualism in the bush:
Reconceptualising ‘speech community’
in family language maintenance in
regional Australia
Tuesday 24 November 201 Kristal Spreadborough, PhD Student, Social Sciences/Arts UNE Towards a new method of analysis
for vocal timbre in popular song