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Roland Sussex

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Roland (Roly) Denis Sussex OAM[1][2] is Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies at the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.[3] Sussex hosts a talkback program on language and linguistics on ABC radio in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory and writes a weekly column, "Wordlimit", for the newspaper The Courier-Mail.[4]

Sussex is a specialist in comparative linguistics, particularly of the European languages, and takes an interest in the Slavic languages within this group. He is also keenly interested in the changes experienced by different languages, such as the influence of American English on Australian English. He holds a PhD from the University of London in Russian Language and Comparative Linguistics.[3]

He is an honorary life member of the Alliance française and patron of the Institute of Professional Editors.[5]


  • Sussex, Roland; Cubberley, Paul (2006). The Slavic Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-22315-7.
  • Kirkpatrick, Andy; Sussex, Roland, eds. (2012). English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education. Berlin and London: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-94-007-4578-0, 9789400745773.
  • Curtis, Andy; Sussex, Roland, eds. (2018). Intercultural Communication in Asia: Education, Language and Values. Berlin and London: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-319-69995-0, 9783319699950.
  • Sussex, Roly (2020). Word for Today. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. ISBN 9780702264627.


  1. ^ "Blind adventurer honoured for Australia Day" by Royce Wilson, Westside News via The Courier-Mail, (26 January 2012)
  2. ^ Sussex, Roland Denis – Medal of the Order of Australia, Australian Honours Search Facility
  3. ^ a b "Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex", University of Queensland
  4. ^ "A word in your ear", ABC Brisbane
  5. ^ "Roland Sussex", National Conference on Incontinence