Ingrid Piller


1995 …2023
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Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she previously served as Executive Director of the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre (AMEP RC). Over the course of her international career, she has also held appointments at universities in Germany, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and USA. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and recipient of a 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award.

Ingrid Piller is an applied sociolinguist with research expertise in intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism, and bilingual education. She has published, lectured and consulted widely in these areas.

Ingrid Piller is the author of Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2016), which won the 2017 Prose Award in the Language and Linguistics category and the 2017 BAAL Book Prize. She is also the author of the bestselling Intercultural Communication (Edinburgh University Press, 2nd ed., 2017) and numerous other publications.

Ingrid Piller serves as editor-in-chief of the international sociolinguistics journal Multilingua (De Gruyter Mouton) and edits the sociolinguistics portal Language on the Movethrough which many of her publications and those of her team, including their research blog, can be accessed. She tweets about linguistic diversity @lg_on_the_move.

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Projects 2007 2023

Research Output 1995 2018

social justice

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

Piller, I. 2011 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

intercultural communication
learning objective

Language and migration: critical concepts in linguistics

Piller, I. (ed.) 2016 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 1842 p. (Critical concepts in linguistics)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Multilingualism, Second Language Learning and Gender

Pavlenko, A. (ed.), Blackledge, A. (ed.), Piller, I. (ed.) & Teutsch-dwyer, M. (ed.) 2001 Berlin, New York: Mouton de Grayter.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Bilingual couples talk: the discursive construction of hybridity

Piller, I. 2002 Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Studies in bilingualism; vol. 25)

Research output: Book/ReportBook