Translation Studies and Linguistics are at the heart of Modern Languages at Nottingham. Our research covers Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, along with Italian, Arabic and Chinese. Our expertise ranges from historical and sociolinguistics to applied linguistics, translation, interpreting and research into language teaching. We co-ordinate our research via our Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, and in collaboration with our large Language Centre.
In Linguistics, we have expertise in sociolinguistics, morphology, history of language education, history of linguistics, intercultural communication, corpus linguistics, and discourse analysis. Current research projects include:
In Translation we have particular expertise in Chinese-English, French-English, German-English, Spanish-English translation and in subtitling. Associated research groups include:
With its rich portfolio of languages and translation expertise, Nottingham is the ideal place to study translation and linguistics in modern languages.
Recent and current postgraduate projects include analysis of Mexican political discourse, the history of Latin language teaching, representations of queerness in German and Slovene media, Ukrainian in the UK, French language purism, subtitling African-American vernacular English into French, Fansubbing in China, children’s literature translation, and theatre translation in Spain.
You can find out more about our postgraduate research opportunities by consulting the online prospectus.
For enquiries, please contact the School's Director of Research or relevant experts listed below:
Cecilia Goria (Italian)Nicola McLelland (German, Dutch, French, also history of linguistics)
Ahmed Meliebary(Arabic/English translation)
Yang Lu(Chinese as a foreign language; Mandarin/English translation, language assessment)
Olivia Walsh (French, linguistic purism)
Heike Bartel (German/English)Kathryn Batchelor(French/German/English)
Steve Giles (Emeritus) (German-English)Yvonne Lee(Chinese/English)Alex Mével(French/English, audio-visual translation) Maike Oergel(German/English, translating cultures)
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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