Linguistics and Modern Languages at Huddersfield
Linguistics and Modern Languages is a vibrant subject area with a thriving research culture. In the recent national Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014), in which we submitted to the English Language and Literature unit of assessment (UOA 29), 20% of our overall submission was ranked as world-leading in quality (4*) with a further 53% judged to be internationally excellent. We achieved one of the highest scores in the UK for our publications, with 31.1% ranked 4* and 55.8% awarded a 3* rating. Our combined total of 4* and 3* publications places us 4th in the country for research outputs in our unit of assessment.
We focus particularly on applications for linguistics in the solution of real-world problems and have research expertise in the following areas:
- Cognitive linguistics
- Conversation Analysis
- Corpus linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Forensic speech science
- History of the English Language
- Intercultural communication
- Language acquisition
- Modern languages and cultures
- Multimodal communication
Our research has received funding from the AHRC, British Academy and ESRC and we frequently work with non-academic partners on impact-focused research projects.