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Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. Academic Program Description


(NEW) A program that focuses on the languages spoken by the Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian peoples inhabiting Papua/New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the island groups of the Pacific Ocean. Includes instruction in such languages as the Papuan languages (Pidgin, Police Motu, and others); the Australian languages; Micronesian languages (Nauruan, Fijian, Mola, and others); and the Polynesian languages (Maori, Tahitian, Tongan, Samoan, and others); their oral and written literature; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.