Doing and Applying Linguistics in a Globalised World

By November 18, 2016News

Linguistic Society of New Zealand (Language in Society) Annual Conference at Massey University, Wellington, on 21-22 November

Massey University (

Massey University (

Despite recent shaky events here in Wellington, sunshine is forecast for the Annual Linguistic Society of New Zealand (Language in Society) Conference at Massey University on 21-22 November. We have an excellent line up with over sixty presentations on topics spanning Language ideology, Language and identity, Language maintenance, Linguistic landscapes, Discourse analysis and pragmatics, Language variation and change and Structural linguistics. We are very happy to be able to have talks focusing specifically on New Zealand Sign Language and Te Reo Maori – and at the end of Day 1 there will be an opportunity to discuss how we teach Linguistics.

View the conference program here.

We are very excited to have Professor Ingrid Piller as our plenary speaker to showcase our theme of Doing and Applying Linguistics in a Globalised World. Ingrid will present on the important topic of ‘Linguistic diversity and social justice in a globalised world’. The interaction between linguistic resources and social opportunities is a thread which will be evident throughout the conference, with talks addressing language attitudes, employability, education, the New Zealand court system and experiences of transition in diasporic communities.

We are looking forward to exchanging our many and varied ideas on Language and Society with scholars from all around New Zealand and Australia and also some visitors from as far as Japan, Jeddah and Taiwan.

Watch this space for further updates as the conference gets underway.

Sharon Marsden & Tony Fisher (conference organisers)