New Course:
17th April – 22nd May 2012
“On Language”

Speakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between language and literature, rhetoric, and philosophy. 45 minute presentation, 45 minute open discussion

When: Tuesdays 17th of April – 22nd of May, 6.30 – 8pm
Venue: Dexter bar/cafe, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill
Co-ordinator: Dana Chahal (Victoria Uni)

week 1

17th of April 2012

An iPad, a zoom recorder, a pair of ears and a conversation: measuring language variation and change in Victoria
(Debbie Loakes, Melbourne Uni)

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week 2

24th of April 2012

Learning how to talk the talk: Second language acquisition and bilingualism
(Carsten Rover, Melbourne Uni)

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week 3

1st of May 2012

The life of signs in society
(Anne Freadman, Melbourne Uni)

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week 4

8th of May 2012

Australia’s Indigenous Languages
(Rachel Nordlinger, Melbourne Uni)

week 5

15th of May 2012

Ancient Rhetoric: An Overview
(Rob McCormack, Victoria Uni)

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week 6

22nd of May 2012

Language, Comedy and Truth: Lacan (and Zupancic) against the Ideology of Management
(Bryan Cooke, University of Melbourne)
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