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The Department of Linguistics offers both Masters and PhD research degrees.

Postgraduate research students have the opportunity to study alongside leading scholars with extensive professional experience. Students complete an induction program designed to assist in the development of research skills and in refining their research topic. Throughout their candidature, students will be invited to contribute to a number of seminar series and the occasional postgraduate conference.

  • Information for Prospective Students

    Prospective postgraduate students are expected to have obtained a recognised competency in Linguistics or a relevant discipline such as an Honours degree or relevant Master degree prior to undertaking a higher research degree.

    Note: to be competitive for an international PhD scholarship you require a high grade, first class honours degree or an equivalent Masters coursework degree with a substantial thesis component.

  • Our Current Postgraduate Student Theses
    Afifa Eve Ferro Arabic-Israeli Code Switching-Linking Conversational Code Switching to Questions of Identity
    Cashman Penelope Phonetics Applied to Opera Lyric Diction
    Castle Chloe The Co-option of Grammatical Resources from Foreign Languages
    Cui Yumei Business Chinese English
    Febrianti Yusnita A Linguistic approach to multimodality and its importance in pedagogy
    Greenwood Susie A Comparative Study of Breton and Cornish
    Katzman Kateryna Academic Literacies/Language Acquisition
    Kerrigan Ingrid Reconstruction of Barngala Lexicon from Primary and Secondary Sources
    Le Quang Anh The Correlation between Temporal Conceptualisation and the Grammatical Systems of Tense-Aspect-Mood Perspectives from S.E. Asian Languages
    Ratcliffe Evita Development of Study Writing: A Case Study
    Rogers Caryn Rhetorical Structure and Persuasion in Classical Hebrew
    Scott Jessica Language in Education
    Thao Thi Vu Project 2020: Principles and Practices of the New English Curriculum in Vietnamese Schools
    Venning Christopher Linguistic Classification in the Daly River Languages, NT
    Yang Jie Minority and Indigenous Language Policy and Planning on Tertiary Education in Metropolises of P.R.C. and Australia

For all enquiries please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator.

Department of Linguistics

Level 7, Napier Building


T: +61 8 8313 4249
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