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New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour

The New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of human language. The researchers come from a wide range of disciplines, forging connections across linguistics, speech production and perception, language acquisition, language disorders, social cognition, memory, brain imaging, cognitive science, bilingual education, and interface technologies. This highly interdisciplinary team is working together toward a truly unified understanding of how language is acquired, produced and understood in its social and physical contexts.

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Research

NZILBB's multi-disciplinary research focusses on research themes around language acquisition and change. 

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ONZE Project

The Origins of New Zealand English Project charts the origins, features and changes of New Zealand English.

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Grants

NZILBB's excellent research is made possible by the research grants it is awarded by a number of funding agencies.

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Grant funding agencies

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To learn more about us contact the NZILBB staff