Ingrid Piller


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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 2020

Research Output 1995 2018

Dubai: language in the ethnocratic, corporate and mobile city

Piller, I. 2018 Urban sociolinguistics: the city as a linguistic process and experience. Smakman, D. & Heinrich, P. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 77-94 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Dubai: Language in the corporate city

Piller, I. 2017 (Accepted/In press) Urban Sociolinguistics: The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience. Smakman, D. & Heinrich, P. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

How do language barriers come about?

Piller, I. 7 Mar 2017 Language on the move

Research output: ResearchWebsite contribution

Open Access
language barrier

Ten lessons from the Bridging Language Barriers Symposium

Piller, I. 27 Mar 2017 Language on the move

Research output: ResearchWebsite contribution

Open Access
language barrier
university teacher

The banal nationalism of intercultural communication advice

Piller, I. 12 May 2017 Language on the move

Research output: ResearchWebsite contribution

Open Access
intercultural communication