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Linguistics at Otago


Linguistics at the University of Otago is part of the Department of English and Linguistics in the Division of Humanities.

The Linguistics Programme offers not only a full undergraduate programme, Honours, MA and PhD, but also a number of courses in second language acquisition, and teaching of English as a second language with a view to meeting the rapidly increasing demand for teachers of English here in New Zealand and overseas.

List of courses and timetable for 2015 [PDF]

Course Information Booklet 2015

Linguistics at Otago leaflet [3.3 MB, PDF file]

For further information

For enquiries relating to the undergraduate and TESOL programmes, contact Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans (Email: moyra.sweetnam@otago.ac.nz).

For all other enquiries, including those relating to the Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching, and the MA and PhD programmes, contact Dr Anne Feryok (Email: anne.feryok@otago.ac.nz).

Contact details

Email english@otago.ac.nz
Phone 64 03 479 8952
First Floor
Arts Building
95 Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail Linguistics Programme
Department of English & Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

The department is open weekdays, 9am-5pm. Please ask at the Department of English & Linguistics reception desk.

Information for prospective visitors

The Linguistics Programme receives many applications for visiting scholar positions. Regretfully, we are able to accept only a very small number (i.e., up to two per year).

The following is a set of general guidelines for the submission of applications for visiting scholar status in the Linguistics Programme.

A visiting scholar will have a background and current research directions compatible with those of members of the teaching staff. (For information on our research interests, see our staff pages.)

Applicants must submit documentation attesting to the following:

  • Full CV, including:
  • Complete publications list, including conference presentations
  • Outline of research work to be undertaken while at the University of Otago.

At the discretion of the Head of Programme, the visiting scholar will be asked to contribute all or some of the following:

  • Seminar(s)
  • Guest lecture(s)
  • Publish research or contribute a paper to conference, for inclusion in the Programme's research profile.

During the term of the visit, a visiting scholar will be entitled to the following:

  • Access to email
  • Library access
  • Attendance at seminars and lectures with permission of lecturer

Due to constraints on space, however, we are not always able to offer work space.
No remuneration of any kind will be available to visiting scholars.

The procedure for applications:

You must be supported by a current member of our teaching staff. To do this you should approach a person who shares your research interest with a description of your project.

If that person is interested, he or she will agree to support your application and make a case for your visit in our staff meeting.

The Programme reviews applications for visiting scholar status in April and October in each year. Applications close on 31 March and 30 September.

The completed application must be forwarded to the Head of the Linguistics Programme. E-mail applications are not accepted.

Thank you for your interest in the Linguistics Programme at the University of Otago.