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National Youth Science Forum (Language), 7 January 2016

Date: 7 January 2016

The language component of the National Youth Science Program (Canberra) will take place in the Engma Room at the offices of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (directions here), on Thursday 7 January 2016. 

9am-10.30am: Linguists talk informally about aspects of their research. 

Catherine Travis:  Intro (2 minutes)

Hedvig Skirgård: What is linguistics? (15 minutes)

Shun Ishihara: Forensic voice/text comparison (10-15 minutes)

Julia Miller: Birdsong (10 minutes)

Don Daniels: Linguistic filedwork (5 minutes)

Piers Kelly: What is writing? (5 minutes)

Mark Ellison: Experimental semiotics (10 minutes)

Susy MacQueen:  Frequency analysis in linguistic corpora (10 minutes)

10.30am-11am: Morning tea in tea room

11am-12pm:  Three teams compete to solve OZCLO problems (Alexandra Grant)


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

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