Allan has held research appointments at several overseas and New Zealand universities and has made field-defining contributions over the past 30 years in several areas of language and communication.
Allan is known for his theory of style, Audience Design, and for pioneering work on media language and discourse, and on New Zealand English.
His other research interests include:
Allan has published many papers in leading academic journals and edited collections, and has authored or co-edited five books:
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He has led several major research projects funded by NZ public agencies, including projects on language style, Pasifika languages in New Zealand, and television violence in New Zealand.
Allan also supervises PhD and Masters students, teaches Sociolinguistics at postgraduate level, heads up research projects and is a member of the national PBRF Social Science and Other Cultural/Social Studies panel.
Areas for Supervision:
Allan supervises PhD and Masters students in a range of research areas:
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