Kathryn Burridge


1986 …2019
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Kate Burridge completed her undergraduate training in Linguistics and German at the University of Western Australia. This was followed by three years postgraduate study at the University of London. Kate completed her PhD in 1983 on syntactic change in medieval Dutch. She also taught at the Polytechnic of Central London before joining the Department of Linguistics at la Trobe University in 1984. In 2003 she took up the Chair of Linguistics in the Linguistics Program in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University.

Kate is also a regular presenter of language segments on ABC Radio.

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 1986 2019

Introducing English Grammar: Third Edition

Burridge, K. & Börjars, K., 2019, 3rd ed. London UK: Routledge. 344 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookOtherpeer-review

Speaking of disease and death

Burridge, K. & Benczes, R. A., Jan 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language. Allan, K. (ed.). Oxford UK: Oxford Univ Press, p. 61-77 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Old Age Revolution in Australian English: Rethinking a taboo concept

Benczes, R. A., Burridge, K., Allan, K. & Sharifian, F., 2018, Linguistic Taboo Revisited: Novel Insights from Cognitive Perspectives. Pedraza, A. (ed.). Berlin Germany: Walter de Gruyter, Vol. 61. p. 99-116 17 p. (Cognitive Linguistics Research).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Cultural linguistics and ageing: What naming practices in Australian English can reveal about underlying cultural conceptualisations

Benczes, R., Burridge, K., Sharifian, F. & Allan, K., 2017, Advances in Cultural Linguistics. Sharifian, F. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 607-624 18 p. (Cultural Linguistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Euphemisms and Dysphemisms

Burridge, K., 2017, Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Oxford Univ Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review