Professor Kate Burridge

  • Professor Kate Burridge is a prominent Australian linguist and the current Chair of Linguistics at Monash University.

    Kate completed her undergraduate training in Linguistics and German at the University of Western Australia. This was followed by three years postgraduate study at the University of London. Kate completed her PhD in 1983 on syntactic change in medieval Dutch.

    Amongst other things, Kate is also the author of many books, a regular guest on ABC radio and recently presented a TED talk in Sydney on Euphemisms in English.

  •   Kate Burridge, resident writer at Boobook Education, writes on language errors and how slips of the ear/brain can bring about language change. Access the article ‘Now is the winter of our discotent’ here. Read More... Read more
  • In this enlightening talk at TEDx in Sydney, Kate Burridge discusses one of her research interests: Euphemisms. She draws from the vast array of examples from the English Language to illustrate how people talk about the subjects they would rather NOT talk about. Kate’s talk took place at TEDxSydney 2012, on Saturday 26 May at Carriageworks. ... Read more