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Public Lecture – Rhetoric, Humour and Persuasion in Medieval French, Thursday 28 August

Professor Olivier Bertrand, of the University of Cergy-Pontoise and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, will be giving a free public lecture on the topic: “Rhetoric, Humour and Persuasion in Mediaeval French”. The lecture will explore the linguistic processes of humour and persuasion the early stage of the French language before dictionaries existed. This lecture is […]

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An Introduction to Speaking Kaurna Monday 28 July 2014

Art & Heritage Collections in collaboration with Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) and the University of Adelaide Discipline of Linguistics invites you to An Introduction to Speaking Kaurna. Back by popular demand, you can take part in an introductory Kaurna language lesson, which will give you the tools to use and pronounce Kaurna words with confidence. […]

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Languages Information Evening at Aberfoyle Park High School

On Wednesday 2 July 2014, Aberfoyle Park High School held a languages information evening and three of our languages staff were invited along to present to the students. Sergio Holas from Hispanic Studies, Kayoko Enomoto from the Centre for Asian Studies and John West-Sooby from French Studies spoke to the students about the love they […]

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Oxford Dictionary recognises bogans

THEY have been made famous by characters like Kath & Kim and Kylie Mole, and now the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) officially recognises bogans with the inclusion of the term in the dictionary’s list of new word entries for June. The definition in the OED, defines a bogan as an Australian and New Zealand colloquial “depreciative term for unfashionable, […]

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