The Research Centre for Linguistic Typology is a research institute founded in 1998 in the Australian National University by R. M. W. Dixon. It moved to LaTrobe University, Melbourne in 2000. It is an internationally recognized centre of research on fieldwork linguistics, Language documentation and linguistic typology.
Dixon and Alexandra Aikhenvald headed this institute up to 2008, when they accepted a position at James Cook University in Cairns. Since then, this institute is directed by Randy LaPolla.