This chapter reports on a major research collaboration to investigate language use in the trades, an under-researched area in terms of specific purposes and vocabulary research. The LATTE project in Aotearoa/New Zealand is based at Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec). The context for this study is campus in urban Wellington with a diverse ethnic group of students, including just over 50% Pakeha (NZ European), 14% NZ Māori, 15% Asian, 10%