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
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.
Barracking, sheilas and shouts: how the Irish influenced Australian English
Irish influence on Australian English is much like the influence of the Irish on Australians themselves — less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate
Politicians' language surrounding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tells us tells us much about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey