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WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES. LOGO. What are we here for? - 1 To give teaching and research in language and linguistics at UoK an identifiable home, identity and research base,

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WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES


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LOGO

What are we here for? - 1

  • To give teaching and research in language and linguistics at UoK an identifiable home, identity and research base,

  • To bring together those with interests in the study of language, be it modern or classical, philosophical, pure or applied,

  • To act as a focus and locus for research collaboration and cross-fertilisation in linguistic matters across the whole institution.

  • To forge research links at national and international level.


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What are we here for? - 2

  • To provide a co-ordination point for collaborative grant applications. (Linguistics and language studies is an area ring-fenced for support by the AHRC.)

  • To provide a focus for recruitment at undergraduate and graduate levels


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What are we here for? – 3

Proactively and reactively

  • To centre linguistic research activities,

  • To encourage ideas and proposals

  • To support collaboration and funding proposals, both nationally and internationally


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LOGO

What do we cover? - 1

  • Anthropological linguistics

  • Computer modelling of neural and linguistic processes

  • Contrastive linguistics

  • Corpus linguistics

  • Dialectology and sociolinguistic variation

  • Discourse analysis

  • Endangered and minority languages

  • Forensic linguistics

  • Historical linguistics

  • Information Technology for language purposes

  • Language acquisition

  • Lexicology

  • Natural language processing

  • Philosophy of language

  • Pragmatics and semantics

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Semiotics

  • Stylistics

  • Syntax

  • Translation Theory


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What do we cover? – 2

  • Linguistic investigation of a variety of languages including:

    • Catalan

    • Celtic

    • Cornish

    • Danish

    • English

    • French

    • German

    • Greek, classical: and modern

    • Italian

    • Latin

    • Old English/Latin interface

    • Russian

    • Spanish


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TheMedway project: Language(s) and Cultures in Medway

Rationale:

  • Growing interest in and awareness of Thames Gateway expansion: stocktaking and projection – wide basis for potential interdisciplinary research

  • Establish linguistics and connected disciplines as part of UoK in Medway

  • Fieldwork for final years project; data gathering and handling

  • Cooperation: linguistics with Anthropology, CLS/English, Social Psychology, Sociology, THRS, Urban Studies? Any more?

    Possible Themes:

  • The English(es?) of Medway

  • Languages and Language communities of Medway

  • Racial communities in Medway: their cultures and languages and interactions

  • Religious communities in Medway: their cultures and languages and interactions

  • Mutual effect of these on each other and Medway English

  • Trades, employment, history and language

  • Considerations from syntactic, phonological, lexical, pragmatic, sociological and sociolinguistic perspectives.

  • Consequences and applications of insights gained, e.g. business, residential and industrial accommodation, environmental and community plannin


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WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES


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LOGO

Steering Committee

Who are we?

Management Structure and responsibilities

  • John Partridge (Director) [email protected]

  • Nicola Schmidt-Renfree (Events Organisation) [email protected]

  • Jon Mills (Projects organisation) [email protected]

  • Peter Read (Publication and grant applications) [email protected]

  • Montserrat Roser-i-Puig (Coordination with other depts., faculties, institutions) [email protected]

  • David Hornsby (Publicity) [email protected]

  • Diane Peretti (Secretary) [email protected]


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