Bilingual couples wanted

By August 17, 2012News

Bilingual Sydney-based couples wanted for research participation

Researchers at Macquarie University are looking for bilingual couples and families to volunteer for a study on language, identity and culture. We are looking for couples where one partner is an Australian English speaker and the other learned English as an additional language.

Participation involves taking part in an interview where you will be asked questions about your life story, you and your partner’s language skills and your ideas about language and culture.

If you are a partner in a bilingual couple and are interested in participating in this study, please contact the researcher hanna.torsh at

Participation in this research is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time. This research has the approval of the Human Research Ethics Committee at Macquarie University.

Author Hanna Torsh

Hanna Torsh is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University. Under the supervision of Prof. Ingrid Piller and Dr Agnes Terraschke her sociolinguistic research focuses on the experience of linguistic intermarriage in Australia between English speaking background Australians and migrants of other language backgrounds. She is also interested in language policy, multilingualism and second language learning and teaching. Hanna has a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Technology Sydney and has a background in English Language teaching in Sydney and Germany.

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