Language across time

Video produced by the University of Western Australia for the Language Across Time event which is part of the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL), 1-5 July 2019, Canberra

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In this special event, four linguists will guide students through some of the ways in which historical linguistics can be a window onto the human past – both recent and remote – and respond to students’ questions. It will be hosted by Daniel Midgley from the Talk the Talk radio show and podcast series about the science of language. 

The event is followed by afternoon tea, where local students are welcome to continue talking with linguists from the panel and others from the 24th International Conference of Historical Linguistics.

Organisers: Bethwyn Evans ( and Luisa Miceli (

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University