Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is a program focuses on the languages native to Papua/New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the island groups of the Pacific Ocean, including, but not limited to, the Papuan languages, the Australian languages, the Micronesian languages, and the Polynesian languages.

Includes instruction in philology; linguistics; dialects and pidgins; literature; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

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Search for schools that offer a major in Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (use the com | CollegeFinder, and enter "Australian" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major?

You will typically need at least a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  The most common job opportunities are postsecondary instructors, secondary school teachers, tutors, author, artist, and editor.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major