Our department has long been recognized as an internationally excellent centre for the study of English Language and Linguistics. For the last forty years, we have been known for cutting-edge empirically-based theoretical and applied linguistics research in a wide range of areas. Our mission is to shape and inform pressing cultural, social and educational issues through engagement with key stakeholders in the UK and at a global level.
In our research, we aim to:
- continue to develop areas where our research has been especially distinctive
- embed linguistic research in an interdisciplinary social science and humanities context
- promote work across sub-disciplines within linguistics, especially collaborations between theoretical, social and applied researchers
- to engage with users of our research in academia, education, business enterprises and social action