Researcher

Professor Peter Craig Collins

My Expertise

Grammatical/linguistic theory; grammatical/semantic variation in Australian English; language/ linguistics, with special reference to English language in Australia (accent, vocabulary, social & regional variation); discourse.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

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...view more

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.


My Qualifications

BA (Hons) MA (Hons) PhD Syd, DipEd UNE


My Engagement

FASS Research Committee
Australian Linguistic Society
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Delivering papers at international conferences and invited lectures


My 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

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Location

218 Morven Brown

Contact

9385 2307