Professor Peter Craig Collins

Professor
BA (Hons) MA (Hons) PhD Syd, DipEd UNE
School of Humanities and Languages

Contact

9385 2307
Room 218, Morven Brown
Fields: Language in Time and Space (incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology), Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Tags: School of Humanities and Languages

Professor Peter Collins (BA Hons, MA Hons, PhD University of Sydney, DipEd University of New England) has taught Linguistics at all levels at UNSW since 1980, after previous positions at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and Rusden College. He is a former editor of the 'Australian Journal of Linguistics'. He has published over a hundred books, articles and book chapters and over 30 book reviews. His main research area is the grammar of English. He is one of the authors of the influential 'Cambridge Grammar of the English Language' (2002). Related research interests are corpus linguistics (he was one of the compilers of the first corpus of Australian English) and World Englishes, in which he has published widely. He is co-author of the most widely used introductory Linguistics textbook in Australia, and of several other textbooks.

Research

Professor Peter Collins (BA Hons, MA Hons, PhD University of Sydney, DipEd University of New England) has taught Linguistics at all levels at UNSW since 1980, after previous positions at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and Rusden College. He is a former editor of the 'Australian Journal of Linguistics'. He has published over a hundred books, articles and book chapters and over 30 book reviews. His main research area is the grammar of English. He is one of the authors of the influential 'Cambridge Grammar of the English Language' (2002). Related research interests are corpus linguistics (he was one of the compilers of the first corpus of Australian English) and World Englishes, in which he has published widely. He is co-author of the most widely used introductory Linguistics textbook in Australia, and of several other textbooks.

Teaching

Peter Collins currently teaches:

ARTS1690 The Structure of Language
ARTS1691 The Use of Language
ARTS2690 Semantics and Pragmatics
ARTS3692 Current Issues in English Grammar
LING5005 The Grammar of English

Professional Contribution

Delivering papers at international conferences and invited lectures

Affiliations and Membership

FASS Research Committee
Australian Linguistic Society
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

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