Research Centres and Groups

    The Language and Culture Research Centre (LCRC) brings together linguists, anthropologists, educationalists, other social scientists and those working in the humanities, under the leadership of Distinguished Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Adjunct Professor R.M.W. Dixon. The primary intent of the Centre is to investigate the relationship between language and the cultural behaviour of those who speak it. It also studies the relations between archaeology, prehistory, human biology, cognition studies and linguistics, based on in-depth empirical investigations of languages and cultures in the tropical areas, including those of the Pacific (especially the Papuan languages of New Guinea), the languages of Amazonia, and of Indigenous Australia.

    Distinguished Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald

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