DR Chloe Diskin

DR Chloe Diskin


  • Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Variation and Change, Language Attitudes and Ideologies



  • I am Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages and Linguistics. 

    My research expertise includes sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, discourse-pragmatic variation, language attitudes and ideologies, and discourse analysis. I focus in particular on the sociolinguistics of migration and globalization, and am currently researching second dialect acquisition among Irish migrants to Australia. 

    I am also currently involved in projects on Indian English and Malaysian English, and I lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers in articulatory sociophonetics and language processing, particularly in the context of second language and second dialect speakers.

    I am co-ordinator of the Honours program in Linguistics and Appied Linguistics, and am chair of the Faculty of Arts Early Career Academic Committee (https://staff.unimelb.edu.au/arts/committees-leadership-and-governance/committees/early-career-academic-committee ).   


Member of

  • The International Society for the Linguistics of English. Member 2016 -
  • Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change Research Network. Member 2014 -
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics. Member 2013 -
  • Irish Association for Applied Linguistics. Member 2013 -
  • Linguistic Society of America. Member 2013 -


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2014: Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council (total: €64,500) 

    2015: Dobbin scholarship awarded by the Ireland-Canada University Foundation for visiting scholarship at the University of Ottawa 

    2014: Winner of Best Student Paper Prize at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC), Newcastle (UK) 

    2013: British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) scholarship, Linguistic Society of America Fellowship, and European Science Foundation Award for summer school and conference attendances 

    2006: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst scholarship for studies in Germany   


Education and training

  • PhD, University College Dublin 2016
  • MA, University College Dublin 2011
  • BA (Hons.), National University of Ireland 2008

Awards and honors

  • Best Student Paper Award at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC) conference. Newcastle, UK., Best Student Paper Award, 2014
  • French Government Medal and National University of Ireland Prize for Proficiency in French, National University of Ireland, 2008
  • Dr HH Stewart Literary Scholarship in French (2nd prize) and German (commendation), Dr HH Stewart Literary Scholarship, National University of Ireland, 2005


Available for supervision

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