Mapping language and the language of Pacific maps

Hedvig Skirgård is a linguist from Sweden who is working on her PhD in Professor Nicholas Evans’ The Wellspri

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Hedvig Skirgård with some of the maps she has designed with Carto GIS

Immersion not always the key to second language acquisition

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have found that in-country immersion is not always the best method for language learning for adult beginners, ahead of a special forum on s

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Rose Whitau: connections, lifeways and community through archaeology

Rose Whitau studied with Professor Sue O’Connor as part of the ARC Linkage project ‘Lifeways of the First Australians’.

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Rose Whitau on Gooniyandi country.

Dramatic vegetation changes in the past hint at dire future

A study on dramatic changes to Earth’s vegetation as it emerged from the last ice age and temperatures rose has offered clues on the kinds of transformations that will occur to landscapes with simi

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Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus

New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'.

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