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Languages and literacies

Our researchers carry out field-defining research on the centrality of language and literacy to social and cultural life. Distinctive areas of excellence include professional discourses and practices, academic literacies, global ‘Englishes’ (variations or adaptations of the English language developed in territories historically influenced by the United Kingdom or the United States), multimodal meaning-making, communication and social media, intercultural communication, and technology-enhanced language learning. Methodological innovation (including computer-assisted discourse analysis and eye tracking) is also a feature of this work. The Centre for Literacy and Social Justice is building systemic, collaborative capacity (between teachers, schools and homes) to address inequalities in children’s literacy experiences.



The Applied Linguistics and Literacies Research Group

The Applied Linguistics and Literacies Research Group (ALLRG) paves the way for new understandings of how to navigate professional, educational and personal lives in an increasingly interconnected world, and the role of language and communication within it.

Mobile Conversations in Context

Mobile Conversations in Context (MoCo) is a research project which aims to develop new understandings of the way in which we move between online and offline interactions in our daily lives.