School of Language, Arts & Media
Associate Professor (Language/Linguistics)
+679 32 32263
BA MA Camb. , PhD Hawai'i
Dr Paul Geraghty graduated from Cambridge with an MA in Modern Languages (French and German), and earned his PhD from the University of Hawaii with a dissertation on the history of the Fijian languages. He was Director of the Institute of Fijian Language and Culture in Suva from 1986 to 2001, and is currently Associate Professor in Linguistics in SLAM. Author and editor of several books (including The History of the Fijian Languages, the Lonely Planet Fijian Phrasebook, and Borrowing: a Pacific perspective) and numerous articles on Fijian and Pacific languages, culture, and history, he is also well known in Fiji as a newspaper columnist and radio and TV presenter.