Language lies at the heart of social science research as it represents the means by which research questions are both framed and investigated. Language data contribute heavily to qualitative research through interviews, focus groups and media analysis, for example, and language provides the means by which we understand the ideological framing of beliefs and attitudes that critical analysis seeks to explore.  Scholars in the Language, Culture and Discourse program engage systematically with language data using established theories of linguistic analysis to provide a critical perspective on social and political problems.  As well as investigating research problems that are expressed in the language itself, members of the LCD program apply their knowledge of language and culture to explore issues concerning multilingualism, culture and identity, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, language policy and planning, and interpreter services.  In particular, members are concerned with the ways in which these policies and services intersect with conflict, governance, development and justice.

 Publications

Béal, C and Mullan, K. (in press).  Les marqueurs linguistiques de l’inférence en français et en anglais: de la langue 1 à la langue 2. Special issue of Cahiers de Praxématique.

Beal, C. and Mullan, K. 2017, ‘The pragmatics of conversational humour in social visits: French and Australian English’, in Language and Communication, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 55, pp. 24-40 ISSN: 0271-5309 

Bergantz, A. (2017). The culture and politics of Frenchness in Australia (1890-1914): reflections on a research project In: The French Australian Review, 62, 19 – 33

Crozet, C. 2017, ‘The intercultural foreign language teacher: Challenges and choices’, in The Critical Turn in Language and Intercultural Communication Pedagogy, Routledge, New York, United States, pp. 143-161 ISBN: 9781138953451 

Crozet, C. 2016, ‘On language and interculturality: Teaching languages and cultures for a global world’, in Narratives of Globalization Reflection on the Global Condition, Rowman and Littlefield, London, United Kingdom, pp. 85-94 ISBN: 9781783484423 

De St. Léger, D and Mullan, K. (in press). A short term study abroad program: an intensive linguistic and cultural experience on a neighbouring pacific island. In Sanz, Cristina (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.Goddard, C. and Mullan, K. (in press).  Explicating verbs for “laughing with other people” in French and English (and why it matters for humour studies). HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research.

Li, L. (2016). On diversity and language: My route through different cultures, languages, and ideologies In: Narratives of Globalization: Reflections on the the Global Condition, Rowman and Littlefield International, London, United Kingdom

Mejia, G. (2016). Language usage and culture maintenance: a study of Spanish-speaking immigrant mothers in Australia In: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 37, 23 – 39

Mejia, G. (2016). Promoting language learning: The use of mLearning in the Spanish classes In: Revista de Lenguas para Fines Espec’ficos, 22, 80 – 99

Mullan, K. 2017, ‘Et pis bon, ben alors voilà quoi! Teaching those pesky discourse markers’, in International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, Routledge, Australia, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 271-282 ISSN: 1833-4105 

Mullan, K. and Crozet, C. 2016. (eds.). Special issue of Essays in French Literature and Culture: Conflit, dialogue et représentation. (53).

Ohashi, H. and Ohashi, J. (2017). Aiming for language education beyond language acquisition: Japanese and English language immersion camp in Australia In: Journal for Japanese Studies, , 19 – 36

Ohashi, H. and Ohashi, J. (2016). Comparative Study of the Discourse of University Rankings in Japan and Australia In: Journal of Oceanian Education Studies, 22, 56 – 75

Projects

‘Changing the score’: an Australia-Brazil reconciliation exchange

This action research project focused on an intercultural exchange that would provide opportunities for mutual learning between Australians and Brazilians.

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EMO-FUNDETT PERSUASION

EMO-FUNDETT is a coordinate project funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FFI2013-47792-C2-1-P). Its main area of research is found within the field of linguistic discourse-pragmatic studies.

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Humour in social interactions in French and English

The main aim of the project is to analyse the functions of humour in French and Australian social visits within the framework of a larger joint project on social interaction.

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Key People

Lead researchers

Chantal Crozet

Chantal Crozet

Senior Lecturer, French Studies, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Dr Kerry Mullan

Dr Kerry Mullan

Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Language Studies, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Dr Lynne Li

Dr Lynne Li

Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Chinese Language Studies, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Dr Glenda Mejia

Dr Glenda Mejia

Senior Lecturer in Languages, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Mrs Hiroko Ohashi

Mrs Hiroko Ohashi

Coordinator of Japanese Studies and Lecturer, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Dr Anamaria Ducasse

Dr Anamaria Ducasse

Senior Lecturer, Spanish Studies, Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Early Career Program Leaders