Research in English Language and  Linguistics

Research at ELAL has been at the forefront of investigations into language for decades.

We use a wide range of methods including the analysis of large corpora, critical analysis of texts and images, observation of naturalistic interactions, and psycholinguistic experimentation. Our work takes a multimodal approach to language and focuses on spoken, written and signed languages, gesture, and animal communication. The work carried out in the department is multidisciplinary in nature and intersects with other disciplines such as pedagogy, business and cognitive sciences. Our findings resonate in non-academic settings and have implications for education, health care, crime prevention, deafness, media and advertising.