The research of the RCLC is characterised by collaboration locally, nationally and internationally:
- with fellow researchers to bring together complementary expertise
- with industry and community partners to address real-world questions pertaining to languages and cultures
- with professionals in a range of fields to examine the relationship of language and culture in diverse professional contexts
- with teachers in participatory classroom-based research and professional development
- with students seeking to develop their research studies
In our collaborative work we seek to develop sustained relationships over time, preferably in projects which are longitudinal in scope. Our commitment is to ongoing experimentation and development, a culture of inquiry, and ethical ways of working with others.
Living in a linguistically and culturally diverse world
Healthy, safe, sustainable and just communities depend on participation by all members in linguistic and cultural diversity. Our research sheds light on the ways in which languages and cultures shape and influence contemporary life.
Working in a linguistically and culturally diverse world
An understanding of language and culture is fundamental to the contemporary world of work in interactions between colleagues, co-workers and clients. Our research investigates and enhances professional communication in local and global contexts.
Learning and teaching languages and cultures in a diverse world
Participation in a global society requires an expanded linguistic and cultural repertoire. In this context, education needs to prepare people to communicate across languages and cultures. Our research aims to improve the teaching and learning of all languages.
Examining the structure and use of languages in a diverse world
Using linguistics to investigate real world contexts requires a sound understanding of language structures and language use and the interrelationship of language and culture. Our research investigates a diverse range of languages used in Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.