Public Lectures


Prof Catherine Travis
Lecture: 100 Years of Australian English: From builders to millennials
CoEDl Fest 2020, Brisbane, 3 February


Prof Rachel Nordlinger
Lecture: The genius of Australian Indigenous languages, and why they are important for all of us
Sydney, 6 February


David Manmurulu, Jenny Manmurulu, Rupert Manmurulu, Jamie Milpurr , Isabel O’Keeffe and Ruth Singer
Lecture: Manyardi songs make us remember: Traditional custodians present the Inyjalarrku ‘Mermaid’ song-set from western Arnhem Land
5 December 2019

Gretchen McCulloch
Lecture: The Linguistics of the Internet
CoEDL Summer School, Canberra, 29 November

Dr Alpheaus Graham Zobule
Lecture: Studying the vernacular in the vernacular: Luqa literacy in the Solomon Islands
CoEDL Summer School, Canberra, 27 November

Prof Rachel Nordlinger
Lecture: The genius of Australian Indigenous languages, and why they are important for all of us
Melbourne, 30 May 

Prof Nick Evans
Lecture: Maps don't tell the whole story, but what stories they do tell
Telling Tales map exhibition, Canberra, 14 February

Prof Nick Evans
Lecture: Waving to the other side: language of poetry in indigenous Australian song
CoEDL Fest 2018, Melbourne, 8 February


Dr Carmel O'Shannessy
Lecture: The Language Creators: Who does what when a new langauge emerges?
CoEDL Summer School 2017, Canberra, 28 November

Ms Karina Lester & Dr Sam Osborne
Lecture: Our Languages Matter - Kulini? Red Dirt Thinking on Ethical Listening Aspirations and Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
Melbourne, 9 November

Dr Greg Dickson and Mr Grant Thompson
Lecture: Something lost something found: Kriol of Northern Australia
Melbourne, May 30

Dr Evan Kidd
Lecture: Individual differences in language acquisition
Hong Kong, 29 May

Prof Kendall King
Lecture: Globalization, its discontents, and the future of multilingualism
Melbourne, 6 April 

Dr Evan Kidd
Lecture (audio only): Learning a first language
Lecture (visual and audio): Learning a first language
CoEDL Fest 2017, Brisbane, 9 February


Assoc Prof Felicity Cox
Lecture: The Australian Accent: Origins and Evolution
CoEDL Summer School 2016, Melbourne, 1 Dec 

Prof Janet Wiles
Lecture: Talking with Robots
Talk@google, 9 November

Dr Felicity Meakins
Lecture: Maintaining a multilingual mindset: Indigenous Australian languages since 1788
Multilingual Reportories & Multilingual Discourse Conference, Sydney, 26 Oct 

Prof Joseph Lo Bianco
Lecture: Securing the Future: Multilingualism as a Social Resource 
Symposium on Bilingualism and Multilingualism in Schools in the Oceania-Pacific Region, Canberra, 17 Oct 

Assoc Prof Rachel Nordlinger
Lecture: Languages
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Researchers for Asylum Seekers Lecture Series, Melbourne, 10 Oct

Dr Evan Kidd
Seminar: Is play important? What do imaginary friends tell us about kids?
Night at the Museum - 50th Play School anniversary, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 17 June 

Prof Nick Evans
Seminar: Unspoken, unheard: When our languages fall silent, what do we lose with them? 
Adelaide, 25 May 

Dr Ulrike Mosel
Seminar: Compilation and exploration of corpora of under-researched languages
Canberra, 22 April

Dr Nigel Fabb
Lecture: Verbal Art
3 March 

Tim Brookes
Lecture: Endangered alphabet exhibition
23 February 

Prof Janet Wiles
Lecture: Talking with robots
CoEDL Fest 2016, Sydney, 9 February

Elizabeth Ellis, Jenny Green, Inge Kral & Jane Simpson
Lecture: Being language
CoEDL Fest 2016, Sydney, 8 February


Carmel O'Shannassy
Lecture: React locally: How language creation can be a response to global language pressure
17 March 

Jenny Green
Lecture: Sand, song, sign and language: Narrative traditions from the Central Desert
17 August

Prof Anne Cutler
Lecture (powerpoint only): How the language we speak guides the way we listen
Lecture (audio only): How the language we speak guides the way we listen

Canberra, 4 February

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