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Research Centre for Linguistic Typology


The Research Centre for Linguistic Typology is an autonomous unit within the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University. The main business of the Centre consists in putting forward inductive generalizations about human language.The Centre organizes international workshops on topics in typological theory. The first (18-23 August 1997) was on 'Valency-changing derivations', looking at passives, antipassives, causatives, and applicatives in cross-linguistic perspective.

@07:The Centre has a permanent staff of Director, Associate Director, and Administrator. It also has a number of fixed-term positions, which are advertised as they become available. Each year there are also a number of Visiting Fellows. In 1997 these were Dr Joseph Tsonope from Botswana and Professor Lyle Campbell from New Zealand. Visiting Fellows in future years will include scholars from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, and the USA. Scholars from other universities (or from other parts of the ANU) who undertake research on typological issues are encouraged to consider spending their sabbatical at the Centre.

Further information:
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Australia
E-mail: Linguistic.Typology@anu.edu.au

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