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LINGLINE Volume 97 August 2015

LINGLINE is the departmental newsletter of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. It focuses on the interests and concerns of staff and postgraduate students in the department. LINGLINE aims to keep staff and students across the world in touch with the department and with one another, and welcomes contributions from all staff and students. Please send submissions to the editor, Haidee Kruger, at Suggestions for and feedback about the newsletter are welcome.

Inside this edition

Hello again
Vale Emeritus Professor Ruqaiya Hasan (Dr Annabelle Lukin)
Staff news
Reports: Conferences, workshops and special events

  • 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (10-14 August) (Qandeel Hussain)
  • 13th International Cognitive Linguistics conference (ICLC-13), Northumbria University, 20-25 July (Dr Haidee Kruger)
  • Seminar on audio description and accessibility by Professor Aline Remael (University of Antwerp), 27 August (Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger)


  • International endorsement for Australian research project on Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific (Emeritus Professor Pam Peters)
  • Farewell afternoon tea for Dr Robert Mannell
  • Linguist in the Limelight: Meet Dr Anita Szakay

Linguists in the media
Upcoming events

  • Corpus linguistics workshop
  • 3MT: 3 Minute Thesis competition
  • Department of Linguistics seminar series
  • Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development 

Scholarships, fellowships and job opportunities
Conference calls
New library resources
HDR corner
Recent publications and conference presentations by staff and PhD students

Hello again

This edition of LINGLINE is filled with fond farewells and warm welcomes. It also includes some recent conference experiences, and a wealth of information on exciting upcoming events in the department.

Remember that LINGLINE now has its own webpage!

Erratum: In LINGLINE 96 the photographs accompanying the report on the CLaS-CCD Eye Tracking Workshop: Language, Vision, Perception and Their Interface (page 2-3) were incorrectly credited. The two photographs were taken by Robin Blumfield.

- Haidee Kruger

Vale Emeritus Professor Ruqaiya Hasan

LINGLINE 97 Hasan image 1 We all notice linguistic variation   based on accent; and most of us can discern differences of words and grammar that, along with accent, indicate distinct dialects among people who purport to speak "the same language". What has not been so clear is the way different priorities of meaning distinguish groups in the same culture, with consequences for how we are all interpreted in crucial contexts, such as in schooling, at work, and in personal relationships.

These different "coding orientations", which originate in our class positioning, were explored empirically in over 10 years of research at Macquarie University by Emeritus Professor Ruqaiya Hasan, who passed away on 24 June following a recent diagnosis of lung cancer.

Professor Hasan joined the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie in 1976 as Senior Lecturer, and retired as Professor (one of the first personal chairs ever offered by the university) in 1994. In her retirement, she continued her contribution to the discipline of Linguistics. Before her death, three volumes of her Collected Works (1. Language, Society and Consciousness; 2. Semantic Variation: Meaning in Society and in Sociolinguistics; and 3. Language and Education) were published. The fourth volume (4. Context in the System and Process of Language) is in press. The remaining three volumes (5. Unity in Discourse: Texture and Structure; 6. Describing Language: Form and Function; 7. Verbal Art: A Social Semiotic Perspective) are in preparation and will be published posthumously.

Professor Hasan's research interests were diverse, not only in topic, but in scale. She attended to details of lexis and grammatical form, and related these to patterns of meaning and to cultural orientation and ideologies. Her research included demonstrating how to refine grammatical analysis until one reached delicate lexical distinctions, how to turn lexical ties into a measure of textual coherence, and how to link grammatical contrasts in different languages to different cultural orientations (viz. Urdu in Pakistan and English in the UK).

While at Macquarie, Professor Hasan held an ARC grant investigating the discourse of mothers and children across distinct social contexts. The effects of class and of the gender of the child were unequivocal predictors of what meanings would be foregrounded by mothers in "ordinary" situations - from eating and dressing to wrangling over play or school. Though she continued to work on other fronts, this research was a particular focus during her time at Macquarie.

In this research, she elaborated and extended her early connection to the sociology of Basil Bernstein, with whom she worked in the late 1960s as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of London's Institute of Education. Bernstein had argued that social class was a significant determining factor in how people came to be oriented to the world and their place in it. Bernstein's claims were typically misunderstood and caricatured by those who found scholarly attention to class and its consequences distasteful.

LINGLINE 97 Hasan image 2Hasan provided empirical validation for Bernstein's insights. Hasan analysed a substantial body of natural conversation from 31/2-4 year old children in distinct social locations. Drawing attention to variation in lexicogrammatical and semantic terms, she showed that there was a statistically significant pattern in the semantic variation: that the same situation occasioned consistently different meaning styles in the mother's discourse (reflected also in the discourse of the child), both according to the sex of the child and according to the social class status of the household. This research holds particular significance for learning theory and the study of cultural transmission, and thus for early childhood education. Among the many scholars she read for this research was her colleague in Psychology, Professor Jacqueline Goodnow, who passed away exactly a year prior to the death of Professor Hasan.

Professor Hasan in her younger years. Photo: via Sydney Morning Herald (

Professor Hasan is survived by her husband, the renowned linguist M.A.K. Halliday, and their son, Neil. Her work is to be celebrated in a symposium at Macquarie later this year, as well as in a symposium at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, hosted by the China Association of English-Chinese Discourse Analysis and the China Association of Functional Linguistics.

- Contribution by Dr Annabelle Lukin

Professor Hasan's life and her intellectual legacy were also foregrounded in her obituary in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Staff News

Welcome to our new staff members

A warm welcome to all our new staff members who joined the department in July:

  • Ms Adelis Huang: Associate Lecturer - Scholarly Teaching Fellow (part-time continuing position)
  • Dr Anita Szakay: Lecturer (3-year contract position)
  • Ms Christine Taylor: Associate Lecturer - Scholarly Teaching Fellow (part-time continuing position)
  • Dr Peng Zhou: Lecturer (continuing position)
  • Mr Shi Ye (Sydney): Associate Lecturer - Scholarly Teaching Fellow (part-time continuing position)
  • Dr Titia Benders: Lecturer (continuing position)

Best wishes

Dr Robert Mannell and Dr Verna Rieschild recently retired. We thank both of them for their contributions to the department, and wish them all the best! (See the Features section for more on Dr Mannell's farewell.)


Postgraduate Students

Congratulations to HDR student Dariush Izadi, who recently became a father to a baby boy.

PhD candidate Pragati Rao Mandikal Vasuki recently presented three oral talks and one poster at the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group (IERASG) held in Busan, South Korea from 10 May to 15 May 2015, where her talk on statistical learning also received a special mention at the scientific summary by Professor Robert Burkard.

The titles of the presentations are:

  • Vasuki, P.R.M., Sharma, M., Ibrahim, R., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. Musicians' advantage in an online auditory statistical learning task.
  • Sharma, M., Lower, M., Vasuki, P.R.M., Ibrahim, R., & Small, S.A. Auditory attention in young adults: A P300 study.
  • Small, S.A., Bradford, M., Vasuki, P.R.M., & Sharma, M.
    The effects of signal-to-noise ratio on cortical auditory evoked potentials elicited to speech stimuli in infants and adults with normal hearing.
  • Meha-Bettison, K., Vasuki, P.R.M., & Sharma, M.
    Behavioural and electrophysiological evidence of enhanced auditory processing skills in professional musicians (poster).

LINGLINE 97 Pragati image 1          LINGLINE 75 Pragati Image 2

Pragati in conversation at IERASG 2015.                   Pragati presenting at IERASG 2015.

Pragati also presented a paper at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, held in San Sebastian, Spain from June 25-27:

Vasuki, P.R.M., Sharma, M., Ibrahim, R., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. The dividing note - are musicians better at an online auditory and visual statistical learning task?

Well done, Pragati!

Reports: Conferences, Workshops and Special Events

18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (10-14 August)

Qandeel Hussain recently attended the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland. Other members of the department participating in the congress were Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth, Associate Professor Felicity Cox, Dr Michael Proctor, Dr Ivan Yuen and Dr Elaine Schmidt. Here is Qandeel's conference report.

The International Congress of Phonetic Sciences is one of the leading phonetics conferences, organised once every four years. Phoneticians from all over the world present their research on diverse languages. The congress was a great opportunity for networking and collaboration. I met some of the well-known phoneticians, Ian Maddieson and John Ohala, who have contributed extensively on the development of phonetic sciences.

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Qandeel with Professor Ian Maddieson.                                                           Qandeel recording his speech with an ultrasound machine.

I presented the following two papers and one poster at the congress:

  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., Proctor, M., & Demuth, K. Contrast reduction among coronals is conditioned by the following vowel.
  • Shinohara, S., Hussain, Q., & Ooigawa, T. Does allophonic knowledge of L1 contribute to the correct discrimination of non-native sounds?
  • Hussain, Q., & Mustafa, H. Do Punjabi geminates show loooooong-distance anticipatory effects? (poster)

To attend the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, I won the following two scholarships:

  • Gosta Bruce Scholarship (2015), International Phonetic Association.
  • Travel Award (2015), Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association.

After attending the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, I visited the Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language (CASL) Research Center, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Professor Jim Scobbie showed me around his lab facilities and gave me a demo of his ultrasound machine.

The International Congress of Phonetic Sciences was a memorable event for me. I am really grateful to the Department of Linguistics, International Phonetic Association and the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association for providing me with funding.

The next International Congress of Phonetic Sciences will be hosted by the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association.

- Contribution by Qandeel Hussain

13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Northumbria University, 20-25 July

The 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13) was held from 20-25 July 2015 at Northumbria University, Newcastle, England. The ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association. It is the largest Cognitive Linguistics meeting in the world, with more than 600 delegates attending this year, and keynotes from leaders in the field, including Ronald Langacker and Adele Goldberg. You can view a short video about the conference here.

The special theme of the conference was "bringing together theory and method", reflecting one of the main outcomes of ICLC-12, Alberta: that the future of cognitive linguistics lies in the successful combination of a robust empirical approach with sound theory.

This emphasis on the relationship between theory and empirical methods was evident across the wide range of thematic sessions that , a sample of which include:

  • Argument structure
  • Cognitive contact linguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics and the evolution of language
  • Construction grammar
  • Motion acquisition
  • Language and the brain
  • Cognitive and variationist sociolinguistics
  • Experimental approaches
  • Embodiment
  • Bilingualism
  • Complement clauses
  • Language learning and loss
  • Metaphor
  • Discourse markers and pragmatics

Highlights of the conference were the plenary speakers, including Adele Goldberg (Princeton University), Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Ronald Langacker (University of California, San Diego).

Dr Haidee Kruger attended the conference, co-presenting a paper titled A corpus-based analysis of the construction network of verb complement clauses in Afrikaans with Professor Bertus van Rooy, in the theme session "Corpus Methods in Cognitive Linguistics". The theme session focused on usage-based approaches in cognitive linguistics. The paper used written- and spoken-language corpora and decision-tree modelling to inductively develop construction networks for declarative, interrogative and infinitive complement clauses in Afrikaans.

Seminar on Audio Description and Accessibility by Professor Aline remael (University of Antwerp), 27 August

On Thursday 27 August, Professor Aline Remael, Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting at the University of Antwerp, presented a seminar on media accessibility and in particular audio description or AD (the mode in audiovisual translation or AVT that makes audiovisual texts accessible to blind viewers).

Professor Remael is a leading scholar in the field of audiovisual translation and media accessibility with various publications on subtitling, respeaking, audio description, and media accessibility to her name.

The seminar provided a broad introduction to various aspects of media accessibility and its relation to human rights, before introducing the field of AD where she focused both on the practice of the mode and research trends in the field. Particularly interesting developments include studies on the use of AD as an aid in the teaching of children with ADHD and autism, and apps being developed in the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere to provide blind and partially sighted viewers with access to AD for television as well as cinema on their devices.

If you missed the seminar, you can listen to a recording here.

- Contribution by Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger


International endorsement for Australian research project on Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific

A new international project on Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific, headed by Emeritus Professor Pam Peters FAHA and Monash University's Professor Kate Burridge FAHA, has been officially endorsed by the Union Académique Internationale/UAI at its 88th General Assembly in Brussels. This makes it one of the UAI's long term special projects, as no. 86 in the tally of those endorsed since the UAI's foundation in 1919.

LINGLINE 97 Pam PetersThe Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific project (VEIP) establishes a collaborative network anchored in Australia, with key scholars and partners in English linguistics based in South Africa, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, China and New Zealand. For Macquarie Linguistics, it extends our credentials as an epicentre for Australian English research into the larger role of English as it is evolving in the southern and eastern hemispheres.  It takes for granted the diversification of English as an auxiliary language for bilingual speakers in countries such as South Africa, India, Singapore, China and Fiji. New functional varieties of English, as generated in international business and government organisations, such as ASEAN, will be also be included on the VEIP agenda. These are the new kinds of "English-as-a-lingua-franca", or ELFs, which are unlikely to be exactly the same as those now emerging in European contexts - let alone those associated with colonial expansion in previous centuries.

The ultimate goal of VEIP is to develop a multifaceted model of world English in the twenty-first century, beyond those based on post-colonial premises. The research framework will embrace not only regional factors, but social and cultural aspects of the various "habitats" in which English is selected by multilingual speakers. This fully "environmental" approach to the evolution of the English language will foster understanding of its users in our region, who probably don't participate in an Anglo view of the world. For Australians it will help to mediate some of the cultural changes going on among our Indo-Pacific neighbours, which underlie the conversation when we communicate with them in English.

The inaugural VEIP international workshop will be hosted at Macquarie University from 29-30 November 2015.

Farewell Afternoon tea for Dr Robert Mannell

On 31 July, the department hosted a farewell afternoon tea for Dr Robert Mannell.

Dr Mannell holds a BSc from the University of NSW, a BA from UTS and a BA and PhD from Macquarie.  In 1982 he began working at a database programmer in the Macquarie Dictionary Cottage.  He became an academic member of staff in the Linguistics Department in 1987 and began teaching in the Phonetics and Phonology units of the Linguistics Major in the Bachelor of Arts and working on a number of internally and externally funded speech synthesis and auditory processing projects.

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Dr Robert Mannell's farewell afternoon tea on 31 July. Back row from left: A/Prof David Butt, Dr Robert Mannell, A/Prof Felicity Cox, Emeritus Prof John Clark, Ms Linda Buckley. Front row: Ms Hailey Mannell, Prof John Bernard.

In 1995 Dr Mannell collaborated with colleagues from the Department of Computing to develop the Master of Speech and Language Processing. This degree was designed to prepare students for careers in speech technology and increase research and teaching links between the Departments of Linguistics and Computing.

Dr Mannell was also instrumental in the development of the Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences which enrolled its first intake of students in 1998 and is now the fastest growing degree in the Faculty of Human Sciences. He has been convenor of this degree since its inception taking an active role in student advising, degree management and teaching. Dr Mannell has supervised 12 PhD students to completion and numerous Masters students. He has created significant web-based materials for the teaching of acoustic phonetics that continue to be used around the world.

Dr Mannell was Project Leader of the Hearing CRC Project "Improved Pitch Processing in Humans" from 2007-2014 and has received internal and external funding for projects relating to speech synthesis, speech perception and phonetics teaching pedagogy.

The department thanks Dr Mannell for his contributions, and wishes him a happy and fulfilling retirement.

Linguist in the Limelight: Meet Dr Anita Szakay

LINGLINE 97 Szakay imageI always knew I wanted to be a linguist. It became obvious to my family as well when I turned nine years old. I had been so fascinated by Esperanto and the idea that someone can just go ahead and create a language, that I did just that. My language was called Tasilo, and I developed its vocabulary, its grammar - with an appropriate number of exceptions, and of course its phonology. 

Then I made my brothers and parents sit through language classes, and take exams. I don't think my brothers have forgiven me just yet!

When I finally enrolled at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand it was a no-brainer that I would major in Linguistics. I ended up completing a BA in Linguistics and Maori Language, and then merging my two interests I went on to do a Masters thesis on the perceptual salience of rhythm and intonation in Maori English. At that point my supervisor, Jen Hay, suggested it would be better for my future career as a linguist if I went overseas and completed a PhD in North America. This is how I ended up in Vancouver, Canada.

The move to Canada turned out to be a great one both professionally and personally. I met my husband while studying at UBC, and got to work with great people while still maintaining strong connections with the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour. My dissertation investigated the effect of dialect on bilingual speech processing, and I actually went back to New Zealand for a year to run my experiments using English-Maori bilinguals. It just so happened that I arrived three days before the 7.1 earthquake hit Christchurch. The following months saw me go through thousands of aftershocks, and a deadly 6.3 earthquake. Amazingly, I did manage to get all my data collected, and eventually defended my dissertation at the end of 2012.

From Canada I moved to sunny California to take up a position as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, which - six months later - I ended up trading in for foggy London and a permanent lectureship at Queen Mary University of London. This is where my baby boy was born and after a year of maternity leave, rather than returning to the UK, I took the opportunity to come and join the team at Macquarie University. If anyone needs a 17 month old Hungarian-English bilingual learning baby for an experiment, just drop me a line ;)

- Contribution by Dr Anita Szakay

Linguists in the Media

Language on the Move

Language on the Move (ISSN 2203-5001) is a peer-reviewed sociolinguistics research site devoted to multilingualism, language learning and intercultural communication in a transnational world. Our research blog focuses on the ways in which language intersects with consumerism, family life, globalization, tourism, identity, migration and social justice in Australia and beyond. New research blog posts are published each Wednesday and new contributors are always welcome (view the "Submissions and Review Policy").

You can subscribe to our blog in the "Subscribe to Blog" form in the bottom right-hand corner of Language on the Move; and you can also follow us on Twitter @lg_on_the_move and find us on Facebook@languageonthemove.

Since June the following research blog posts have been published:





Upcoming Events

Corpus linguistics workshop

Renowned corpus expert Professor Tony McEnery will lead a team from Lancaster University in presenting the many uses of corpora in a workshop sponsored by the Linguistics Department's Learning and Teaching Committee and the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS).

This workshop will showcase the uses of corpora and corpus-based techniques in linguistic research, through a set of alternating lectures and practical sessions on two days (Monday 12 October, Wednesday 14 October). 

Professor McEnery will also present a lunchtime lecture in the Linguistics research seminar series on Tuesday 13 October.

This three-day event is free, but places are limited, and registration is needed for those planning to attend on one or both the full days (Monday 12 October, Wednesday 14 October). To register, and for further details, including a draft program, go to:

3MT: 3 Minute Thesis competition

The department's 3MT competition will take place on 4 September, 10:30-12:00, Building W5C 220. We have five presenters to dazzle us with their research, with the top three advancing to the FHS 3MT competition on 14 September. The speakers are:

  • Neda Karimi: Insights into end-of-life care communication: A systemic-functional approach
  • Kiri Mealings: Open plan classrooms: pass or fail?
  • Pragati Mandikal Vasuki: C sharp to be sharp
  • Tonia Crawford: An exploration of intercultural nurse-patient health communication
  • Thembi Dube: Language in the brain

All staff and students are welcome to attend!

Department of Linguistics seminar series

The programme for the departmental seminar series for 2015 is now available online.

All seminars are webcast live, and recorded. To access the live webcast for any of these seminars, or to catch up on one you missed, click here.

Contact Dr Annabelle Lukin for more information.

Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development 

1-2 September 2015

Level 1 Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub

Macquarie University, Sydney NSW Australia

Program and registration available on the workshop webpage.

The Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development will highlight recent research on infants' developing abilities to perceive and learn the phonological, morphological and prosodic systems of language. Research has shown that children make use of perceptual cues very early in life to bootstrap the learning of phonemes, carry out processes of word segmentation, and identify morphological boundaries. However, the mechanisms underlying how these levels of language learning are integrated and represented in early language development is still unclear. Even less is known about how these aspects of language learning proceed in early bilinguals or children with hearing loss.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on various aspects of phonology, morphology and prosody to discuss novel techniques and paradigms that will shed light on the diverse roles of speech perception abilities at various stages of infant development, across languages and populations. The workshop will include keynote addresses and invited talks by experts in the fields of linguistics, cognitive science, computational linguistics and developmental psychology, and a poster session. 

Time and Place

1-2 September 2015, Level 1 Theatre, the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW Australia

Keynote Speakers

  • Paola Escudero, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
  • Reiko Mazuka, Riken Brain Science Institute and Duke University
  • Thierry Nazzi, LPP, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité and CNRS
  • Dan Swingley, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), ARC Fellowship Laureate 130100014 and the Child Language Lab.

Katherine Demuth, Nan Xu Rattanasone, Carmen Kung, Elaine Schmidt, Ivan Yuen

Scholarships, Fellowships and Job opportunities


It's exciting to announce another round of iMQRES and MQRES scholarships which are available to new candidates commencing in 2015! Interested and eligible PhD students in linguistics are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University will have 30 iMQRES (for international) and 20 MQRES (for domestic) available to new commencing PhD candidates only.  These candidates must meet the direct PhD admission and scholarship criteria and are able to commence no later than 15 December 2015.

  • International candidates must submit their applications before 30 September 2015.
  • Domestic candidates must submit their applications before 31 October 2015.

Applications are open now.  Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications via eApplication.  Paper-based applications will also be accepted. 

2016 Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)

Information for the APA 2016 scholarship round is now available here. (Please note that this information is for eligible direct entry domestic candidates, but not for the current cohort of MRes candidates.)

Job Opportunity: Linguist project Manager

A leading company offering linguistic solutions and services around speech technologies is seeking a full-time permanent linguist project manager. Click here for details on the position and how to apply.

Conference calls

LTRC 2016 Palermo

Conference dates: 20-24 June 2016

Conference venue: Palermo, Sicily (Italy)

Theme: Language Constructs, Contexts, and Content in

Classroom and Large-Scale Assessments

Submission deadline: 1 October 2015

Conference website

New Library resources

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Curated by your Research Librarians Heather Cooper and Grai Calvey

Introducing BrowZine

An app that brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Android smartphone for browsing.

BrowZine is a publisher-neutral reading and discovery platform that can be accessed from your mobile device or from the web at - allowing you to browse many of the Library's subscribed e-journals.

With BrowZine, you can: browse journals by subject, review tables of contents, and download full articles; use the durable linking capability to easily link to specific "shelves" of content; add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published; save articles for offline reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.

To access BrowZine on a mobile device for the first time, please go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine. Download and install the app.

Open BrowZine and go to "Choose Library". Search for Macquarie University and tap to choose. Enter your MQ ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.

Access the web version here

Want to know more?

New Journal Subscription: Annual Review of Linguistics

The Annual Review of Linguistics, in publication since 2015, covers significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. Reviews synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language change, biology and evolution of language, typology, as well as applications of linguistics in many domains.

10 exciting drops in an ocean of books

 A selection of new Linguistic titles recently added to the Library's collection

New directions in corpus-based translation studies (ebook)
Publisher: Language Science Press
Date: 2015

Style in Translation: A Corpus-Based Perspective / by Libo Huang (ebook)
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Date: 2015

Identity and Theatre Translation in Hong Kong / by Shelby Kar-yan Chan (ebook)
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Date: 2015

Pathophysiology and Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: Denervation and Reinnervation/ by Yumoto, Eiji (ebook)
Publisher: Springer Japan: Tokyo 
Date: 2015

Developing Online Language Teaching: Research-Based Pedagogies and Reflective Practices (ebook)
Publisher: Basingstoke, GB: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2015

Lexical processing and second language acquisition / Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh (ebook)
Publisher: New York, NY: Routledge 
Date: 2015 

The psychology of the language learner revisited / Zoltán Dörnyei and Stephen Ryan (ebook)
Publisher: New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 
Date: 2015 

Role of Language and Corporate Communication in Greater China: From Academic to Practitioner Perspectives (ebook)
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Berlin, Heidelberg
Date: 2015

Cognitive Neuroscience of Natural Language Use Willems, Roel M. (ebook)
Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2015

Whistled Languages: A Worldwide Inquiry on Human Whistled Speech / by Julien Meyer. (ebook)
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
Date: 2015


HDR Corner

1st Summer School of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

3-7 December 2015

Sancta Sophia College (Missenden Road, Camperdown) 

Registrations are open for the first Summer School of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (COEDL). This year's ARC COEDL Summer School features 6 short courses:

  • Experimental research on language learning and processing (Cutler, Escudero, Kalashnikova, Kember, Mulak, UWS)
  • History of Australian languages I (Mark Harvey, UNewcastle; Robert Mailhammer, UWS )
  • History of Australian languages II (Harold Koch, ANU)
  • Making friends with your corpus data (Rachel Hendery/Caroline Jones/Sophie Nicholls, UWS, Felicity Meakins, UQ)
  • Statistics for language research (Evan Kidd, ANU)
  • Video techniques in language documentation (Mandana Seyfeddinipur, SOAS, London)

Registration is free and open to all.  Waged attendees are asked to pay $25 per day to assist with catering costs.

Full details of how to register are available via

Upcoming MRES/HDR Seminar: It's a Jungle Out There: Pointers on predatory publishers and other pitfalls

It's a journal article jungle out there, with many predatory publishers on the loose. With some outlets going to extreme lengths to conceal fraudulent practices, it is increasingly important for authors to be informed and alert to the many pitfalls of publishing.

Date: Thursday 24 September 2015

Time: 11:30 to 13:00

Venue:   C5C Collaborative Forum

Facilitator(s): Dr Andy Pleffer, Jason Davis and Emma Lawler


Recent publications and conference presentations by staff and PhD students

Published Books

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M., Cox, F. & R. Thornton (2015). An Introduction to Language. Australia and New Zealand. 8th  edition. Melbourne: Cengage Learning.

Published Book chapters

Crain, S. & Thornton, R. (2015). Third year grammar. In A. Gallego & D. Ott (eds.). 50 years later: Reflections on Chomsky's Aspects. Vol. 77 of MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL.

Demuth, K. 2015. The acquisition of prosodic phonology and morphology. In E. Bavin & L. Naigles (eds.), Cambridge Handbook on Child Language, pp. 230-249. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Piller, I. (2015). Language ideologies. In Tracy, K., C. Ilie & T. Sandel. (Eds.), The International Encyclopaedia of Language and Social Interaction. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463/wbielsi140.

Peters, P. (2015). Dual adverbs. In P. Collins (ed.), Grammatical Variation in English World-Wide. Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 179-204.

Peters, P., and Wong, D. (2015). Backchannels and turn management. In Aijmer and Ruehlemann (eds.), Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Cambridge UK: CUP, 408-429.

Peters, P. (2015). Lexicography: The construction of dictionaries and thesauruses In Keith Allan ed.  Routledge Handbook of Linguistics. London: Routledge,187-204.

Thornton, R. (2015). First language acquisition, linguistic theory of. In J. D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (Vol 9, pp. 206-211). Oxford: Elsevier.

Published Journal Papers

Casule, I. (2014) Evidence for a Burushaski- Phrygian connection. Acta Orientalia, 75, 3-31.

Chen, Y., Song, Z., & Wu, C. (2015). Syntactic Linerarity as a Strategy in Simultaneous Interpretation: A Case Study on English-Chinese Interpretation. T&I Review, 5, 29-69.

Dahm, M., Yates, L., Ogden, K., Rooney, K. and Sheldon, B. (2015). Enhancing international medical graduates' communication: Applied linguists' contribution, Medical Education, 49, 828-837.

Gu, M., and Benson, P. (2015). The formation of English teacher identities: A Cross-cultural investigation. Language Teaching Research, 19 (2), 187-206.

Harvey, M., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Davies, B., & Demuth, K. 2015. Contrastive and non-contrastive pre-stopping in Kaytetye. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 35, 232-250.

Huan, C.P. & Wu, C. (2015). Appraisal Framework: A Review of its Recent Development. Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 4:15-22,42. (In Chinese)

Inoue, I., & Candlin, C.N. (2015). Applying Task-Based Learning to translator education: Assisting the development of novice translator's problem-solving expertise. Translation and Interpreting Studies (Special issue: T&I pedagogy in dialogue with other disciplines), 10 (1), 58-86.

Kozar, O. (2015). Language education via audio/video conferencing (LEVAC): A discursive investigation. Linguistics and Education, 31, 86-100.

Liardét, C.L.  (2015). Academic literacy and grammatical metaphor: Mapping development. TESOL International Journal, 10 (1). 29-46.

Lin, S. & Demuth, K. (2015).  Children's Acquisition of English Onset and Coda /l/: Articulatory Evidence.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 13-27.

Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J. M., & Dillon, H. 2015. The development of the Mealings, Demuth, Dillon, and Buchholz Classroom Speech Perception Test. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1350-1362.

Peters, P. 2015.  Transcending their Formats:  Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases. Humanities Australia 6,  68-81

Redelinghuys, K., & Kruger, H. (2015). Using the features of translated language to investigate translation expertise: A corpus-based study. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 20 (3), 293-325.

Song, J. Y., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. & Demuth, K.  2015. Development of phonetic variants (allophones) in 2-year-olds learning American English: A study of alveolar stop /t, d/ codas. Journal of Phonetics, 52, 152-169

Theodore, R., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. 2015. Examination of the locus of positional effects on children's production of plural -s: Considerations from local and global speech planning. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 946-953.

Thornton, R., & Rombough, K. (2015). The syntax-PF interface in children's negative sentences. Language Acquisition, 22, 132-157. doi: 10.1080/10489223.2014.943901

Yuen, I., Miles, K., & Demuth, K. (2015). The syllabic status of final consonants in early speech: A case study. Journal of Child Language, 42, 682-694.

Advance-view Journal Papers

Geçkin, V., S. Crain & R. Thornton (2015). The interpretation of logical connectives in Turkish. Journal of Child Language. doi:

Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Addis, D.R., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2015). Language of the past - Exploring past tense disruption during autobiographical narration in neurodegenerative disorders.  Journal of Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12073

Leigh, G., Ching, T. Y. C., Crowe, K., Cupples, L., Seeto, M., & Marnane, V. (2015). Factors affecting psychosocial and motor development in 3-year old children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Yates, L. and Kozar, O. (2015). Expanding the horizons of age-related research: A response to the Special Issue 'Complexities and Interactions of Age in Second Language Learning: Broadening the Research Agenda'. Applied Linguistics. doi: 10.1093/applin/amv031

Unpublished Conference Papers

Cupples, L., Ching, T. Y. C., Leigh, G., Button, L., & Marnane, V., (2015). Language development in children with hearing loss and additional disabilities. Paper presented at IASSIDD Americas Regional Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2015.

Kruger, H. (2015). Translation and the intersection of social and cognitive aspects of bilingualism. Bilingualism Symposium - Theory, Practice and Innovation: Social, Cognitive and Linguistic Perspectives in the Study of Bilingualism. University of New South Wales. Sydney, 5 June 2015.

Kruger, H., & Van Rooy, B. (2015). Editorial practice and the distinction between error and conventionalised innovation in New Englishes: A corpus-based investigation of Black South African English. ICAME 36. University of Trier. Pre-conference workshop: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Innovations in Non-Native Englishes. Trier, 27-31 May.

Liardét, C.L. (2015). 'As we all know': Decoding Chinese EFL learners' use of interpersonal grammatical metaphor.  Paper presented at the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ISFC), July 2015, Aachen Germany.

Liardét, C.L., & Black, S.  (2015). 'So and so' says, states and argues: An engagement analysis of university learners' use of reporting verbs.  Paper presented at the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ISFC), July 2015, Aachen Germany.

Piller, I. (2015). Linguistic diversity and social justice. Invited keynote lecture at Bilingualism Symposium, University of New South Wales, June 05, 2015

Van Rooy, B. & Kruger, H. 2015. A corpus-based analysis of the construction network of verb complement clauses in Afrikaans. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC). Newcastle, UK. 20-25 July. Theme session: Corpus Methods and Cognitive Linguistics.

Van Rooy, B. & Kruger, H. 2015. Language variation, contact, and prescription: Reported speech in Afrikaans. LSSA/SAALA/SAALT joint annual conference. Potchefstroom, South Africa. 24-26 June.

Van Rooy, B. & Kruger, H. (2015). Word order of reporting and reported clauses in language-contact situations: A comparison of translated English and ESL writing. ICAME 36. University of Trier. Trier, 27-31 May.  

Conference Abstracts

Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. 2015. An investigation into how the acoustics of different sized open plan classrooms affects speech perception in Kindergarten children [Abstract]. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137(4):2433-2433.

Mealings, K. T., Buchholz, J., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. 2015. An investigation into the acoustics of different sized open plan and enclosed Kindergarten classrooms [Abstract]. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137(4):2392-2392.

Book Chapters in Press

Crain, S., & Zhou, P. (in press). Semantics and pragmatics: Acquisition of logical connectives and focus. In Sybesma, R., Behr, W., Gu, Y., Handel, Z., Huang, C.-T. J., & Myers, J. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. The Netherlands: Brill.

Demuth, K., Dube, S., Miles, K. & Tomas, E.  In press. The acquisition of grammatical morphology. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (eds.), Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy, Oxford University Press.

Kruger, H. In press. A corpus-based study of the effects of editorial intervention: Implications for the features of translated language. In De Sutter, G., Delaere, I., & Lefer, M.-A. (Eds.), New Ways of Analysing Translational Behaviour (TiLSM series). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Xu, N., & Demuth, K. In press. The acquisition of linguistic tonal systems. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development. SAGE Publications.

Zhou, P. (in press). Free choice and wh-indefinites in child Mandarin.  In Nakayama, M. & Su, Y.-C. (Eds.), Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition: In Honor of Stephen Crain. John Benjamins.

Articles in Press

Ching, T. Y. C., Rattanasone Xu, N., Macdonald,G., Zhang, W. V., Button, L., & Demuth, K. In press. Intelligibility of speech produced by children with hearing loss: conventional amplification versus nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids. Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids.

Harvey, M., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Davies, B., & Demuth, K. In press. Contrastive and non-contrastive pre-stopping in Kaytetye. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 35:3.

Hussain, Q. In press. Temporal characteristics of Punjabi word-medial singletons and geminates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Kozar, O., Yates, L., & Pryor, L. In press. Introduction of compulsory counselling: Insights from a nationally funded ESL program. TESOL Quarterly.

Kozar, O., Lum, J., & Benson, P. In press. Self-efficacy and vicarious learning in doctoral studies at a distance. Distance Education.

Kozar, O. In press. Unveiling the use of webcams by experienced online teachers and learners: A seeming disconnect between research and practice. Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Kozar, O., & Lum, J. In press. Online doctoral writing groups: Do facilitators or communication modes make a difference? Quality in Higher Education.

Kozar, O. In press. Text chat during video/audio conferencing lessons: Scaffolding or getting in the way? CALICO Journal.

Kruger, H. In press. Fluency/resistancy and domestication/foreignization: A cognitive perspective. Target: International Journal of Translation Studies.

Kruger, H., & Van Rooy, B. In press. Constrained language: a multidimensional analysis of translated English and non-native indigenised varieties of English. English Word-Wide.

Mealings, K. T., Buchholz, J. M., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. In press. Investigating the acoustics of a sample of open plan and enclosed Kindergarten classrooms in Australia. Applied Acoustics.

Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J. M., & Dillon, H. In press. The development of the Mealings, Demuth, Dillon, and Buchholz Classroom Speech Perception Test. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-14-0332

Miles, K., Cox, F., Yuen, I. & Demuth, K.  In press. The prosodic licensing of coda consonants in early speech: interactions with vowel length. Journal of Child Language.

Notley, A., Zhou, P., & Crain, S. (in press). Children's interpretation of conjunction in the scope of negation in English and Mandarin: New evidence for the Semantic Subset Maxim. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Song, J. Y., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. & Demuth, K.  In press. Development of phonetic variants (allophones) in 2-year-olds learning American English: A study of alveolar stop /t, d/ codas. Journal of Phonetics.

Tomas, E., Demuth, K., Smith-Lock, K. & Petocz, P. In press. Phonological and morphophonological effects on grammatical development in children with Specific Language Impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.

Van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. In press. The case for an emergentist approach. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics.

Yates, L., & Kozar, O. In press. Complexities and interactions of age in second-language learning: Broadening the research agenda. Applied Linguistics. 

Conference Proceedings in Press

Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., Proctor, M., & Demuth, K. In press. Contrast reduction among coronals is conditioned by the following vowelIn Stuart-Smith, J., Scobbie, J., Turk, A. (eds.), Proceedings from the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (ICPhS-15, Glasgow).

Lin, S., Harvey, M., Turpin, M., Ross, A., Demuth, K. In press. The articulation of contrastive and non-contrastive pre-stopped consonants in Kaytetye. In Stuart-Smith, J., Scobbie, J., Turk, A. (eds.), Proceedings from the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (ICPhS-15, Glasgow).

Schmidt, E., Post, B., Kung, C., Yuen, I., & Demuth, K. In press. The effect of listener and speaker gender on the perception of rises in AusE. In Stuart-Smith, J., Scobbie, J., Turk, A. (eds.), Proceedings from the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (ICPhS-15, Glasgow).

Yuen, I., Cox, F., Demuth, K. In press. Anticipatory planning of r-insertion in Australian English.  In Stuart-Smith, J., Scobbie, J., Turk, A. (eds.), Proceedings from the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (ICPhS-15, Glasgow).