What makes us mistake 1 number 4 another?
Research shows that number confusion is shaped not just by the symbols but also the culture and experience of the viewer, says University of Melbourne expert
Indonesian matters in our schools
Australia needs leadership in Indonesian language education says a University of Melbourne expert, so young people can know our largest neighbour better.
The language of learning
University of Melbourne graduate, Stanley Wang, is one of this year’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians for his work on bilingualism in school.
Widening access to clinical trials
A research project is using videos to encourage more culturally and linguistically diverse Australian into clinical trials say University of Melbourne experts
50 words in Australian Indigenous languages
A new University of Melbourne online resource – the 50 Words Project – makes words from local Indigenous languages available for everyone to hear and learn.
When trust matters more than translation
A University of Melbourne researcher says despite translation mistakes, it’s more important that our multilingual communities have trust in official information
How Arabic is a window on the world
A University of Melbourne expert's chance find in a Damascus bookshop is a reminder that to study Arabic is to be drawn into a wide, vibrant multicultural world
Learning a language at home: You are not alone
Our cravings for real-life travel might be met by virtual voyages within language communities during COVID-19 confinement, says a University of Melbourne expert
I don’t think that word means what you think it means
Words change their meaning over time. But some words can evolve to mean the opposite of their original definition say University of Melbourne researchers.
The language of colour, kinship and climate
A University of Melbourne expert uses computational models to understand how different languages organise the world into different categories.