Department of Linguistics

Department of Linguistics

Discover excellent study and research opportunities at one of the largest Linguistics Departments in Australia.

Department of linguisticsWe offer a wide range of linguistics programs on campus or by distance. Our international research centres, groups and clinics collaborate to foster a dynamic, inter-disciplinary teaching and research environment.

Linguistics at Macquarie University focuses on the study of language and its use in society. As a linguist, you will learn to make connections between theoretical, descriptive and applied studies which address problems and issues in human communication.

Language is one of our most valuable and characteristic assets and linguistics studies how we make use of language within complex social behaviours and interactions. Linguists find careers in language teaching, publishing, journalism, adult and child literacy and in health care professions. Further postgraduate studies lead to careers in speech pathology, audiology, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and research.


Professor David McAlpine Awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Win-win for speech pathology


Linguistics research seminars

Corpus linguistics workshop

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