The Newsletter 77 Summer 2017

News from Australia and the Pacific

Ana DragojlovicEdwin JurriënsAndy Fuller

For News from Australia and the Pacific, we ask contributors to reflect on their own research interests and the broader academic field in Australia and the Pacific of which it is a part. We focus on current, recent or upcoming projects, books, articles, conferences and teaching, while identifying related interests and activities of fellow academics in the field. Our contributions aim to give a broad overview of Asia-related studies in Australia and beyond, and to highlight exciting intellectual debates on and with Asia in the region. Our preferred style is subjective and conversational. Rather than offering fully-fledged research reports, our contributions give insight into the motivations behind and directions of various types of conversations between Asia and the region.

In the current issue, we highlight the field of Language and Linguistics. News from Australia and the Pacific is edited by Ana Dragojlovic ( and Edwin Jurriëns (, with assistance from Andy Fuller (, from the Asia Institute in Melbourne.

ACICIS and studying language in Indonesia
By David Reeve
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The nexus between language diversity and language education
By Michael Ewing and Dwi Noverini Djenar
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The Tai-Kadai languages and their genetic affiliation
By Yongxian Luo
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Intercultural language education in Australia
Etsuko Toyoda
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