Research Nodes

The Centre has ten research nodes, which reflect current research strengths.

Computational approaches to language

Advances in computing have enabled collection and analysis of large-scale linguistic data.

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History and Philosophy of Linguistics

Mature disciplines need to create space for historical and metatheoretical reflection. This node works on the history and philosophy of language research disciplines.

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Indigenous Languages Research

This node focuses on language maintenance and revival in Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas.

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Language and Prehistory

Aim to combine the best of linguistics, archaeology, and other means of studying the past

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Language in Education

Apply new research into student-focused academic literacy programs and aims for broader social impact through schools and curriculum authorities internationally

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Language, Brain, and Mind

Bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to address issues relating to the representation and processing of speech, language, and literacy in a truly interdisciplinary way

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Language, Identity and Culture

Explore how language shapes us, both as individuals and as communities in real and imagined contexts

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Languages of Asia

Two core goals are to study (a) linguistic relationships across political boundaries and (b) linguistic diversity and Asia’s indigenous languages.

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Sydney Uni Grammar Lab

To write a comprehensive reference grammar of a language that has not previously been described in detail

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Systemic Functional Linguistics

The USyd Department of Linguistics is the international centre for the development of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory and description.

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