Dr Louisa Willoughby

  • Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

    I am a sociolinguist/ applied linguist working in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. My main research interests is in issues affecting speakers of minority languages, particularly in education and health settings. I am also interested in language maintenance and shift more broadly, language and identity and Deaf studies.

    Current projects include an analysis of post-school options and transition support for deaf students in Victoria (with Cathy Clark, NMIT) and analysis of interpreted medical consultations with elderly Italian speakers (with Monash colleagues Julie Bradshaw, Marisa Cordella and Simon Musgrave). I am also involved in the ARC Linkage Project Kinect with  signs, which will use the Xbox Kinect to teach Auslan (Australian Sign Language) signs to learners and give feedback on whether the sign has been made correctly: http://infotech.monash.edu/research/about/centres/cosi/projects/kinect/.