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New Zealand’s linguistic ‘superdiversity’

John Kerr posted in on March 8th, 2013.

New Zealand is ‘superdiverse’, having seen unprecedented increases in the ethnic, cultural, social and linguistic diversity of the New Zealand population in the last few decades. But how do we, as a nation, deal with the numerous language issues that this diversity creates? A new policy paper, launched this week by the Royal Society of […]

Media Coverage: Kiwi linguists making headlines

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2011.

Not one, but two high-profile research articles were published this week by linguists from Auckland University, and have received extensive coverage by global media. Research from Prof  Russell Gray and colleagues challenged Noam Chomsky’s universal language rules in a paper published in Nature (a simplified explanation of the research can be seen here). Meanwhile, Dr […]

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