Robert Penn Warren Center to host linguist Gillian Wigglesworth
10/31/2012, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Buttrick Hall (Google map of this location)
"Ecology, Equity and Ethics in Education In Aboriginal Australia"
The Warren Center welcomes linguist and Dean from Melbourne University, Gillian Wigglesworth.
Gillian Wigglesworth received her PhD in 1993 from La Trobe University with a thesis entitled "Investigating children's cognitive and linguistic development through narrative". From 1992 to 1994 she worked at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Applied Linguistics and the Language Testing Research Centre, where she focused particularly on the development of oral language assessments. She worked in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University from 1995-2001 where she was coordinator of the applied linguistics postgraduate programs. From 2000-2001 she was also a member of the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre research staff. She returned to the University of Melbourne in 2001 where she has been Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics since 2005.