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Language and Society Centre (LASC)

Overview of the Centre

The Language and Society Centre is an active research centre within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University. The centre is home to many research projects, but it also holds conferences, seminars, lectures, public talks and workshops. It has hosted many distinguished visiting academics and has produced a wide range of publications. The Centre also runs an annual roundtable series and has had continuous success in attracting external funding, including ARC Discovery and Linkage grants. 

The colleagues participating in the Centre are members of several programs in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. These include: Linguistics, English as an International Language, Chinese Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Spanish and Latin American Studies. The Centre collaborates nationally and internationally with other universities. Within the University the Centre is involved in collaborative projects with the Faculty of Education and other sections of the University, including the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Centre was established at Monash University in 1989 as part of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, an Australian Research Council (ARC) and Commonwealth Government funded collaborative key centre.