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  1. 8 October 2021 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  2. 21 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 9 November 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.