CRAL is a dynamic research centre dedicated to the study of language in a wide range of authentic contexts. Recent research projects have investigated language in medical settings, English language teaching and business environments.
CRAL staff have supervised in excess of 100 PhDs, generated over 350 international research publications, and have presented keynote and plenary speeches in more than 20 countries across the globe.
CRAL research interests include:
Corpus-based language enquiry
Multi-modality and corpus linguistics
Psychological aspects of language acquisition and use
Interfaces of language and literature
Second language pedagogy
CRAL is pleased to be hosting the the following conferences:
Director: Michaela Mahlberg
Deputy Director: Peter Stockwell
Research Assistant: Viola Wiegand
- 28 - 30/08/2014
- School of English, University of Nottingham United Kingdom
- 27/10/2014 - 07/11/2014
- Dr. Mullany's MOOC: 'How to read your boss' will be launched in October 2014, via the University of Nottingham's FutureLearn platform, where you can already sign up for the course.
- The CLiC interface uses corpus linguistic methods to allow the user to search for words in different types of contexts, for example, in fictional speech, or in narrative stretches likely to contain body language; the tool provides frequency information, different display options for words in context, and enables comparisons of frequency data across texts.
- A celebration of PhD students graduating from the School of English, July 2014.
- The Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) has a new eye-tracking system: an Eyelink 1000+ from SR Research.
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