Applied Linguistics & Communication

Applied Linguistics at Newcastle has a major international reputation for its research on Second Language (L2) learning and use. The group focuses on the relationship between L1 and L2 use and learning, and, as well as advancing aspects of theory, it has also achieved theoretically-grounded practical outcomes. A number of influential theoretical models are associated with our work.

We have supervised well over 100 doctoral students from across the world. We also host an ESRC recognised MRes in Applied Linguistics and offer an Integrated PhD and conventional PhDs as well as the MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL and MA in Cross-Cultural Communication. The group is a corporate member of the British Association of Applied Linguistics.

Research Clusters

Language Learning and Teaching
Social interaction
Testing and assessment
Writing systems
Bilingual cognition

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Contact us:

King George VI Building
School of Education Communication and Language Sciences
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 6377
Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 6546

Applied Linguistics

Dr Adam Brandt
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Emeritus Professor Vivian Cook
Emeritus Professor

Dr Alan Firth
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Dr Christopher Leyland
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Dr Mei Lin

Dr Anne Preston
Research Fellow

Dr Alina Schartner
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Professor Paul Seedhouse
Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics

Dr Peter Sercombe
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Dr Rachelle Vessey
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Professor Steve Walsh
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Scott Windeatt
Senior Lecturer

Dr Tony Young
Senior Lecturer in Language & Communication