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  1. 30 November 2017 - Humanities

    The many voices of the North

    University of Melbourne research explores the multilingualism of indigenous languages in remote communities in north Australia bound up in custom and tradition

  2. 19 October 2017 - Humanities

    ‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word

    The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine

  3. Podcast22 September 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Words and war: The role of the linguist in conflict resolution

    Language can divide, but it is also key to uniting people. Professor Jo Lo Bianco from the University of Melbourne works in conflict zones, including Myanmar.

  4. 6 July 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Australia’s ‘spectacular’ failure in languages

    A University of Melbourne expert says more students need to learn a second language to keep up in a rapidly globalising world.

  5. 11 May 2017 - Humanities

    Islands of language enter virtual reality

    A University of Melbourne linguist and other language researchers are making archives of endangered languages accessible as virtual reality.

  6. 12 January 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Using education to create cohesion from conflict

    Professor Joseph Lo Bianco learned at a young age how language could divide communities. He now uses it to help opposing sides in conflicts find common ground.

  7. 19 October 2016 - Humanities

    Preserving precious Indigenous languages

    Linguists are using new technology to return decades-old recordings of now near-extinct languages to the Indigenous communities where they were made.

  8. 5 November 2015 - Humanities

    How small talk can lead to big things

    Casual conversations between friends provide valuable tools for researchers, offering a rich opportunity to study how language structures deliver social action.