Our research

Our research

The Multilingualism Research Centre's research follows five main streams:

  • Community and Indigenous languages. What do languages contribute to economic prosperity and social wellbeing? How can we facilitate the use and maintenance of community and indigenous languages?
  • Multilingualism, technologies and literacies in education. How can new technologies and pedagogies enhance multilingual and multimodal literacies in a culturally diverse education system?
  • Learning and using English in a multilingual society. What are the roles of English in a multilingual Australia? How can we facilitate the learning and teaching of English in and for a multilingual society?
  • Multilingualism in social and professional life. How does multilingualism enhance communication in social and professional life?
  • Geographies of multilingualism. How are Australia’s languages distributed geographically? How are the use and maintenance of community and indigenous languages influenced by geography and space.

Our members are available to supervise high quality postgraduate research students in these five streams. If you are interested to join our team of more than 30 higher degree research students, please send your CV and a two-page research proposal to multilingualism@mq.edu.au.

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