Michael Haugh

Affiliated with the School of Languages and Culture at https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/ 

Areas of focus:  interactional pragmatics, interpersonal pragmatics, corpus pragmatics, conversation analysis. 

Professor Haugh’s research focuses on the role of language in social interaction, with particular interest in the disciplines of pragmatics and conversation analysis and he is currently involved in a number of international research projects including “Humour in Taiwan” (funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, 2016-2019), “The linguistic implementation of interactional roles” (funded by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science), as well as being involved in a project to develop the Alveo Human Communication Science Virtual Laboratory (funded by NCRIS, 2013-2017).  He has played a leading role in the establishment of the Australian National Corpus (http://www.ausnc.org.au), and has particular interest in spoken corpora and the role they can play in furthering research in pragmatics.  He is also Co-Editor in Chief of a leading international journal, the Journal of Pragmatics. The successful applicant would assist with research tasks relating to these projects and duties, and other projects as they arise.