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Adelaide Language Festival

The Adelaide Language Festival 2014 was held in mid May at the North Terrace campus.

This two-day festival welcomed staff, students and the general public to celebrate languages, and learn more about the multiple cognitive advantages of multilingualism.

World Globe with Hello written on blackboard in background in many languages.


2014 Festival Photo Gallery and Review

Photo Gallery

Audience for Prof. Roly Sussex's keynote speech at the Adelaide Language Festival. Link to view more photos

Festival Review

Festival Review

Program Highlights

Keynote AddressProfessor Roly Sussex OAM, University of Queensland

Professor Roly Sussex OAM, University of Queensland delivered a keynote address. Professor Sussex OAM, spoke about why learning languages gives you a healthier mind in a healthier body, and makes you popular, attractive and successful.

AddressProfessor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics & Endangered Languages, University of Adelaide

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann,
D.Phil. (Oxford), Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, explored the ethical, aesthetic and utilitarian reasons for the reclamation of sleeping beauty Aboriginal tongues.

Language SessionsImage showing table of sessions available

Some of the language sessions on offer provided a crash course in languages from all over the globe.

Adelaide Language Festival

North Terrace Campus,
University of Adelaide


Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Ph: (08) 8313 5247
Mob: 0423 901 808

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