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Department of Linguistics


We are one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics Departments in Australia, and very possibly internationally. The Department supports undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research degrees students, both domestically, internationally and by distance. Five research centres of international standing and five clinical and other groups operate collaboratively to foster a dynamic, inter-disciplinary teaching and research environment.


QS Ranks Macquarie in top 50

QS ranks Macquarie in top 50 worldwide for Linguistics

Macquarie University is ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world when it comes to Linguistics (43rd) according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today.

Katherine Demuth

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Demuth

She has been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship 2013 award ($2.8 million) for research on child language acquisition, one of 17 awards for science in Australia.

Katherine Demuth

Congratulations to our newly promoted colleagues!

The following colleagues have been successful in their promotions to the next rung on the ladder!

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