News and Events


Janet Pierrehumbert

09 June 2020

The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) medal for Scientific Acheivement 2020 has been awarded to NZILBB Adjunct Professor Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford University).


Lynn Clark

09 June 2020

In a first of its kind study, two University of Canterbury (UC) research institutes - the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) and the Child Well-being Research Institute (CWI) will be investigating these fascinating shifts in accent from age 5.


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10 October 2018

Experimental diachronics: Investigating language change and evolution in the lab


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08 October 2018

What can Social Media tell us about Māori Loanwords?


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12 November 2017

NZILBB researchers have been awarded a Marsden grant for their project.


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15 November 2016

Congratulations to NZILBB Director, Jen Hay, and NZILBB Bilingual Theme Leader, Jeanette King, on being awarded a Marsden grant Statistical learning with and without a lexicon.


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10 November 2016

Congratulations to Lynn Clark, Kevin Watson and Jen Hay on being awarded a Marsden grant What is the Southland accent?


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01 November 2016

NZILBB needs participants for experiments that we are currently running. All of our experiments have been approved by the UC Human Ethics Committee.


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04 October 2016

Congratulations to Professor Jen Hay (NZILBB Director) on being awarded a prestigious James Cook Fellowship in 2015.


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15 January 2016

Donald Derrick (NZILBB) was recently on the Radio New Zealand National programme talking about his latest research.


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