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  1. 29 July 2020 - Humanities

    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

  2. 2 July 2020 - Humanities

    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

  3. 14 May 2020 - Humanities

    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

  4. 3 January 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  5. 23 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 27 December 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    The power of the pun

    Love them or hate them, puns are here to stay. University of Melbourne experts explore what is it about the pun that makes them so persistent.

  7. 12 December 2018 - Go Figure

    Why are Australians linguistically lost?

    Formal teaching of English grammar was taken off the Australian curriculum in the 60s; but it's back and University of Melbourne experts say it's a great thing.

  8. 29 May 2018 - Humanities

    Bringing back languages from scraps of paper

    The Bates Online project, led by the University of Melbourne, has digitised Daisy Bates' unique papers which recorded many endangered Aboriginal languages.

  9. 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

  10. 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