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Ingrid Piller is Distinguished 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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Research Outputs 1995 2020

Linguistic diversity and social justice: an introduction to applied sociolinguistics

Piller, I., 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 283 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

social justice

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

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

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

intercultural communication
learning objective

Language and migration: critical concepts in linguistics

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

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

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/AnthologyResearch

Bilingual couples talk: the discursive construction of hybridity

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

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review