Round 1 of the competition will take place in your school at some point during the week Feb 20th-24th. The exact time and date will vary by school but your teacher will tell you where you need to be and when in order to compete in NZLO 2017. You should be given 2hrs to complete the question paper individually and under exam conditions.
The students who perform best in round 1 of the competition will be invited to their closet participating university campus at the end of March (dates to be confirmed) to participate in the final of the event. In each regional final, participants will complete another (trickier!) set of problems, working with others as part of a team.
Professor Miriam Meyerhoff from Victoria University of Wellington, discussing her work on language and society with the NZLO finalists in 2016
Matthias Heyne from the University of Canterbury demonstrating how ultrasound technology can capture tongue movement in speech.
Dr Tony Fisher from Massey University discussing his work on political and media discourse.
Throughout the day, they will also get to hear from world-leading experts about the science of Language.