Modern Languages and Linguistics (UoA 28)

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic units form the submission to UoA 28:

Modern Languages

Modern languages research

SML has disciplinary research strengths in:

SML staff also do cross-disciplinary research through a number of University research centres and faculty research groups, for example:

Linguistics research

Research in CRiLLS cuts across the conventional school structure. CRiLLS acts as an inclusive platform for all research-active staff in linguistics across: the School of English Language, Literature and Linguistics (SELLL); School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS); and School of Modern Languages (SML). CRiLLS has particular strengths in:

  • theoretical and descriptive linguistics
  • language acquisition
  • applied linguistics
  • clinical linguistics

International impact

Our research in this area is making a positive impact on a global scale:

  • Improving language development in children

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:

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