A research project at The University of Queensland’s School of Languages and Cultures
about this project
Do you and your partner speak different native languages?
Help us push the boundaries of knowledge by sharing your family’s language experiences. We are looking for parents who have one native language and who:
As a Thank-You for your time, you will receive a free 10-page PDF with printables & activities for children.
The overseas-born population in Australia is getting not only larger, but also much more linguistically diverse.
Since the dismantling of the White Australia Policy, which privileged English-speaking and European immigrants, broader immigration policies were introduced. This resulted in large numbers of people moving to Australia from all parts of the world, which in turn translated into a significantly higher number of languages currently spoken in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2019).
Although families of mixed-language background can be expected to be increasingly common in Australia and around the world, not much is known about their everyday language experiences.
help us change this
The figure above shows the percentage of children under the age of 15 living with both parents, by parents’ country of birth (Australia and overseas), as of 2016.
select one option below
My partner's and my native languages are:
of the Australian population were born overseas
different languages were spoken in Australian homes
of Australians spoke a Language Other Than English at home
research project approval
This PhD project has been approved by The University of Queensland’s Office of Research Ethics (Approval # 2020000484).
The participation in this study is completely voluntary. Parents are free to withdraw at any time. To receive the Participant Information Sheet, or to ask any questions you might have about your participation, please contact the PhD Candidate, Agnieszka (Agnes) Faron, at email@example.com
Please send your enquiry to the Project Contact person and PhD Candidate, Agnieszka (Agnes) Faron, at firstname.lastname@example.org