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Department of Linguistics

LSL members

The  research group has a large departmental and student membership coming from diverse backgrounds. As well as the internal membership, the  research group has strong national and international connections from both industry and across many different disciplines. 


Associate Professor David Butt
Phone: +61 2 9850 8793

Deputy Directors:
Dr Wu Canzhong
Email: +61 2 9850 8764

Professor Christian Matthiessen
Phone: +61 2 9850 7756

Research Coordinators:
Dr Alison Moore
Phone: +61 2 9850 9182

Dr Annabelle Lukin
Phone: +61 2 9850 8607

Projects Officer:
Rebekah Wegener
Phone: +61 2 9850 9185

A/Prof John Cartmill Department of Surgery, University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital
Prof Francis Christie Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Melbourne
Prof MAK Halliday Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University
Prof Ruqaiya Hasan Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Macquarie University
Prof Colin Yallop Previously Head of School of English, Linguistics and Media, Head of Linguistics; Director of Macquarie Dictionary; Coordinator of Translation and Interpreting
>Dr Ernest Akerejola
Prof Michael Halliday
Prof Ruqaiya Hasan
Dr Maria Herke
John Knox
Dr Annabelle Lukin
Dr Stephen Moore
Dr Jennifer Peck
Sue Spinks
Prof Geoff Williams
Mohamed Ali Bardi Systemic Functional Grammar of Arabic
Aditi Bhatia Discourse of illusion: a critical study of the discourses of terrorism
Tere Casteneira Billboard discourses in Mexican Presidential elections  (First theme of the three theme DAL thesis)
Germaine Cheung Discourses of informed consent in medical trials
Jennifer Eagleton The "Ultimate Aim" Discourses of future democratization of Past Handover Hong Kong
Benjamin Fenton Smith Rhetorical Strategies in Parliamentary Debate
Arthur Firkins Discourses of risk
Christopher Hafner Developing and evaluating online resources for professional legal communication
Chung Kwong Ho Making requests across cultures: tactics and request strategies in electronic communication in organizations
Susan Hoadley Constituents and Constituency of Commercial Organizations
Darryl Hocking Text and context: the genre of the Art & Design brief
Matthew Honnibal SFL Applications
Izumi Inoue Challenges English to Japanese novice translators face and development of effective approaches to translator education
Mira Kim Analysis of Translation Errors Based on SFG
Jieun Lee Korean-English Interpreter-mediated discourse in courtrooms
Andrina Tip Si Lou The sociolinguistics of student business discourse: the construction of professional identity
Louise Reynolds Patient-professional interactions in clinical settings in audiology
Catherine O'Grady The nature of expert communication in the General Practice of Medicine
Lorraine Ryan Dylan Thomas on Process
Claire Scott SFL Applications
Fiona Siu Request strategies in email correspondence in a L2  (DAL)
Helen Slatyer Interpreting 'Ethics'
Brad Smith SFL Applications
Kathryn Tuckwell Emergent Complexity
Rebekah Wegener Parameters of context
Michael Witten Billboard discourses in Mexican Presidential elections (First theme of the three theme DAL thesis)
Prof Michael Arbib USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Prof John Bateman Sprachund Literaturwissenschaften, Universität Bremen
Prof Wendy Bowcher Department of English Education, Tokyo Gakugei University
Dr Richard Brown Medical Psychology Unit, RPA Hospital
Prof Phyllis Butow Department of Psychology, University of Sydney
Dr Chris Cleirigh Research Centre for Language and Literacy, University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Carmel Cloran Department of Linguistic, University of Wollongong
Prof Benjamim Corte Real Director, INL, and Dean, National University, Dili
Dr Lance Eccles Department of Modern Languages, Macquarie University
Dr Alison Ferguson School of Language and Media, University of Newcastle
Prof Peter Howard Fries English Department, Central Michigan University
Dr John Galloway Netmap Analytics Pty Ltd; University of Technology, Sydney
Prof William S. Greaves Glendon College, York University
Dr Geoffrey Hull University of Western Sydney; INL, University of East Timor
Dr Joyce James Department of Education, Nanyang University, Singapore
A/Prof Ichiro Kobayashi Language Based Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Division of Brain Science, the RIKEN Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Chonlada Laohawiriyanon Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Prof Per Linell University of Linköping, Sweden
Prof Russell A. Meares Department of Psychiatry, University of Sydney & Westmead Hospital
Prof José Luiz Meurer English and Applied Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianóplis SC Brazil
Dr Nguyen Huy Quang Hanoi School of Public Health
Dr Clare Painter Department of English, University of NSW
Prof Anne Pakir English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore
Prof V. Prakasam Central Institute for English and Foreign Languages, Lucknow
Dr Louise Ravelli Department of Linguistics, University of NSW
Prof Srikant Sarangi Centre for Health Communication, Cardiff University
Prof Makoto Sasaki Aichi-Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan
Prof Di Slade Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney
Prof Erich Steiner Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Prof Michio Sugeno Language Based Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Division of Brain Science, the RIKEN Institute, Tokyo
Prof Elke Teiche English Linguistics, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dr Leanne Togher School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, U. Sydney
Prof C.A. Tompkins Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh
Prof Van Hanoi National University
Prof Eija Ventola Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
Prof Jonathan Webster City University of Hong Kong



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