Prof. Peter Mühlhäusler: Ecological Linguistics; Language and Environment; Integrational Linguistics; Language Planning; Norfolk Island language; Contact Languages; Pidgins and Creoles; Mission Linguistics; Indigenous Languages.
Dr Peter Mickan: Systemic Linguistics; Social Semiotics, Socialization and Learning in Communities of Practice, Communication in the Workplace, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL Pedagogies, Literacy Practices, TESOL Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency Assessment, IELTS Assessment, Language Practices in Education, Academic Discourses, Refugee Settlement
Dr Rob Amery: Kaurna Linguistics; Australian Indigenous Languages; Indigenous Languages and Education; Indigenous Languages and Health; Language Revival; Language Planning; Mission Linguistics; Languages in Contact; Koines; Lexical Semantics and Lexicography.
Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann: Revival linguistics, contact linguistics, lexicology, historical linguistics, Jewish languages, language and identity, sociolinguistics, lexical and grammatical borrowing, language genesis and evolution; reclamation, maintenance and empowerment of indigenous or minority or other endangered languages, dialects and cultures, Native Tongue Title, language rights, linguistic revival and survival, multiple causation, hybridity, the genesis of the Israeli language (Revived Hebrew), Australian Aboriginal languages, reclaiming Barngarla (Parnkalla; the Aboriginal language of Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia), Maori, lexical expansion in Mandarin Chinese, alternative language teaching methods, language planning, language academies, language and religion, internationalization of China's linguistics, Yiddish.
Dr John Walsh is particularly interested in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and its applications to the study of language as used in everyday life and in more specialised contexts of professional life. A key interest is in the application of SFL to the broad field of education, where he has taught and researched in literacy development, literacy pedagogy, EAL and EFL. He is also interested in the relationship between language and learning and in language development and maintains a strong connection with the Department of Education and Children's Services, where he has conducted much of his research. He has previously worked at UniSA, UTS Sydney, and in a range of locations including Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Kuwait and the UK.