Australian Deaf-Blind community
Howard works in the Linguistics Program, where he is the coordinator of the Master of Applied Linguistics. His primary research interest is language variation and change and the impact of this change on speakers and communities.
Howard Manns's Articles
What's in a name?
"Karen", the name that has become code for boorish, entitled behaviour, joins a long history of names being appropriated for various purposes – often unkindly.
How COVID-19 is changing our language
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
Putting the ‘arrr’ in pirate
We may no longer say ‘shiver me timbers’, but we still use plenty of pirate words for other things.
This is an awesome story ...
... about those awfully terrific words we use to take language to extremes.
Let's love the lingo
The Aussie accent has been lambasted as "lazy", but this isn't supported by the facts.