We are involved in documenting and describing the myriad languages of the vast Asia Pacific region, drawing on fieldwork within the speech communities - and producing grammars, dictionaries and collections of recorded textual materials.

Linguistics research projects

Research projects

Our research covers sites ranging from Vanuatu, New Caledonia, PNG, Australia, Indonesia, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Taiwan, India and Japan.


Find contact details for our academic staff, PhD students and visiting fellows.

Linguistics department publications


View a selection of publications from our Academics and PhD students adding to our distinguished body of work.

News and events

Discover events on a range of topics hosted or supported by the department.

Facilities & resources

View information relating to facilities and resources available to students whilst studying within the CHL Linguistics department.

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The CAP Linguistics Newsletter is a regular digest of news and events concerning language research within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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