The Centre has ten research nodes, which reflect current research strengths.
Advances in computing have enabled collection and analysis of large-scale linguistic data.
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Mature disciplines need to create space for historical and metatheoretical reflection. This node works on the history and philosophy of language research disciplines.
This node focuses on language maintenance and revival in Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas.
Aim to combine the best of linguistics, archaeology, and other means of studying the past
Apply new research into student-focused academic literacy programs and aims for broader social impact through schools and curriculum authorities internationally
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
Explore how language shapes us, both as individuals and as communities in real and imagined contexts
Two core goals are to study (a) linguistic relationships across political boundaries and (b) linguistic diversity and Asia’s indigenous languages.
To write a comprehensive reference grammar of a language that has not previously been described in detail
The USyd Department of Linguistics is the international centre for the development of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory and description.