Language is central to human existence and to the flow of information. The Centre will address the most critical questions about language: How do languages evolve? How different can languages be? How do our brains acquire and process them? How can technologies deal with the complexity and enormous variability of language in its central role in human information processing? What can Australia do to increase its linguistic abilities at a time of increasingly multilingual demands in trade and information? The Centre will also secure language heritage, develop new language technologies, connect policy with indigenous and migrant communities, and build strategies to help 1st and 2nd language learning and those isolated by language difficulties.

Funding:$28 million over 7 years

Centre Director:Professor Nicholas Evans

Administering Organisation:The Australian National University

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Appen Pty Ltd
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Cornell University, NY
  • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The University of Auckland, NZ
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Surrey
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