Linguistics & Languages

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Approximately 25% of the world’s languages are spoken in the Pacific region, by less than 1% of the world’s population! Papua New Guinea has more languages than any other country in the world, while Vanuatu can boast the highest number of languages per person. USP is an exciting place to study languages, and the logical choice for Pacific Linguistics.

A Linguistics degree gives you the chance to learn about languages from across the region, and tackle topics such as endangered languages, language learning, the relationship between language and the environment, and language technology. A degree in a specific language gives you the chance to study your own language and culture in depth (Cook Islands Māori, Fijian, Hindi, Rotuman, Tongan and Niuafoˈou, and Vagahau Niue currently offered) or to learn to speak a new language (beginners courses currently offered in Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, French, Fijian, Hindi, and Rotuman).

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USP Open Day Quiz 2023



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There are 12 questions in the main part of the quiz, plus 2 bonus questions. All those who get 12/12 in the main quiz will be put forward for a prize, which will be awarded based on the answers to the two bonus questions.

The quiz will remain open until midnight on Sunday 1 October. The winner will be contacted via email.