Friday, March 20, 2015

How to represent spoken language in written form: Analysing conversational data from James Joyce to Southern Papua New Guinea

  • 4pm-5.30pm, Tuesday 24 March 2015
  • HRC Conference Room, Top Floor, AD Hope Building ANU
  • Professor Volker Gast, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
This talk will deal with the variation of human language along two dimensions, the medium (spoken vs. written) and the level of distance or proximity between the interlocutors (from local to global). The main focus of the talk will be on matters of methodology, i.e. the question of how the type of register variation in question can be systematically investigated and, ideally, measured.

Free and open to the public

For a list of upcoming Tuesday HRC seminars – all with a focus on some aspect of language in first semester 2015, CLICK HERE

Friday, March 13, 2015

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update March 2015

The March 2015 Forum Update for 2015 contains information about the following:   
  • Growing Professionally: Mini-conference organised by the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators ACT. Saturday, 21 March 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, CIT Bruce Campus
  • Raising children in more than one language, free seminar and discussion session, Sunday 22 March 2015, 1.30pm-4.30pm, JG Crawford Building, ANU
  • Public Seminar: Hindi Express - Phones, tablets and notebooks in class, Monday 23 March 2015, 4.15 – 5.15 pm, Baldessin Precinct Building, ANU
  • How to find out more about the monthly seminars of the ANU Language Teaching Forum
  • Other Language News from the ANU: Javanese on YouTube, Portuguese now available at first and second year level, What’s happening at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
  • International Mother Language Day report and more about the group that coordinates the annual celebration in the ACT
  • ACT Bilingual Education Alliance, information for families raising children in more than one language, educators and researchers with an interest in bilingual programs, and adults learning languages in the ACT region, including English
  • Some more news items and articles about Languages.
CLICK HERE for more details