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Chloe Castle is a Research Assistant to the Multilingualism Research Centre and a Sessional Teaching Academic. Her research interests are in language contact, bilingualism, heritage languages, language maintenance, second language learning, and Slavic linguistics. 

Chloe completed her PhD in linguistics with the Dean's commendation, titled "The co-option of grammatical resources between langauges: A focus on English and Czech". The thesis focussed on language contact and grammatical borrowing in bilinguals and multilinguals and the sociolinguistic context surrounding this. It has resulted in three publications and one paper under review. 

Chloe is currently working with members of the Multilingualism Research Centre on various projects, and organising the 2021 Value of Languages conference.

Research interests

  • language contact
  • bilingualism and multilingualism
  • language change
  • sociolinguistics
  • identity
  • grammatical borrowing and replication
  • language planning and policy
  • heritage language maintenance
  • community languages
  • Slavic linguistics


Chloe has taught in LING1121: Language Myths and Realities and LING2219: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics at Macquarie University in 2021. 

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, The University of Adelaide

Award Date: 12 Nov 2021


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