Collaborate with top researchers

Researchers collaborating together

Researchers from the College of Arts are engaged with disciplines from across the University, participating in a diverse range of national and international activities.

Innovation and collaboration

The College hosts a number of research centres. Among them is the National Centre for Research on Europe, UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive and the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre. UC’s research centres collaborate innovatively with research partners, including many businesses and community organisations involved in the Canterbury rebuild.

World-first research projects

Wordovators is a collaborative project between UC’s New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) and the Language Dynamics Lab at Northwestern University, United States. It is co-led by UC’s linguistics expert Professor Jen Hay and Northwestern’s Professor Janet Pierrehumbert, who is also an adjunct professor at NZILBB.

'The research aims to understand the relationship between the cognitive factors underlying word formation and also the social factors.'

Hay says the study could involve tens of thousands of participants in New Zealand and the United States, making it the largest study of its kind involving word formation strategies in children, an area that has previously had little research.

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