ALS Research Grants

ALS Research Grants

The ALS research grant round for 2018 is now open. Grants of up to $5,000 are available. 

Grants are lodged via the website Research Grants page.  

You will need to login to the online member account in order to submit the application. 

Should you have any query, please feel free to contact us via

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End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

(from Ilana Mushin)

Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s linguistics sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for anthropology and linguistics sector women; however, the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of this financial year.

Expressions of Interest

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 15th June:

Associate Professor Ilana Mushin
Linguistics Program
SLC Deputy Head of School

School of Languages and Cultures
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072.

Ph. (07) 3365 6810
CRICOS Provider No: 00025B

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Recent PhD completions from the University of Melbourne

Recent PhD completions from the University of Melbourne

Mengyue Wu: “Perception and production of Cantonese tones by speakers with different linguistic experiences”

Rosey Billington: "The phonetics and phonology of the Lopit language"

Naoki Ikeda: "Measuring L2 oral pragmatic abilities for use in social contexts: development and validation of an assessment instrument for L2 pragmatics performance in university settings"

Marzooq Aldossary: "Peer feedback and the L2 writing of givers and receivers: A quantitative and qualitative longitudinal study involving Saudi students"

Yuka Kikuchi: "Writing development of second language tertiary learners of Japanese in Australia"

We warmly congratulate all of them.


Rachel Nordlinger has been promoted to Level E, Nick Thieberger to Level D, and Ute Knoch also to Level D.

Staff Movements

We are also sad to announce that several of our colleagues have recently left the department through resignation or retirement: Dr Celia Thompson, Dr Jean Mulder and Prof Tim McNamara. We are thankful for their contributions to the department over many years, and they will be sorely missed. Rumours have it that Celia has revived her music career, Jean is looking forward to helping migrants, and Tim will no doubt continue to do what he has always done, in all cases with panache.

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