Body, Language and Socialisation across Cultures

  • Rumsey, Alan (Primary Investigator)
  • Green, Jennifer (Co-Investigator)
  • Haviland, John (Co-Investigator)
  • Merlan, Francesca (Co-Investigator)
  • Morgenstern, Aliyah (Co-Investigator)
  • Ochs, Elinor (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    This project aims to advance the understanding of how people learn languages, and in the process become socialized into particular cultures and communities. To that end, it will bring together an international team of leading experts in the field, and focus in new ways on the interplay of speech and sign with other bodily forms of communication in a wide variety of cultures. Expected outcomes include improved understanding of multimodal communication and language socialization, and enhancement of Australian research capacity in these fields. This should lead to significant practical benefits, improving Australia's ability to adapt to cultural diversity and to counteract its disadvantages in schools and everyday life.
    Effective start/end date10/07/23 → 9/07/26


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$673,497.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$62,629.00


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