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CRAL
Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics
   
   
  

About CRAL

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
  • Health communication
  • Professional communication
  • Discourse analysis
  • Vocabulary studies
  • Bilingualism
  • Psychological aspects of language acquisition and use
  • Interfaces of language and literature
  • Second language pedagogy
 

Conferences

CRAL is pleased to be hosting the the following conferences:

Contact

Director: Michaela Mahlberg

Deputy Director: Peter Stockwell

Media and Technology Officer: Tony Fisher

Research Assistant: Viola Wiegand

Events

Professor Michaela Mahlberg Inaugural Lecture: Applying Corpus Linguistics

Professor Michaela Mahlberg Inaugural Lecture: Applying Corpus Linguistics
Date
29/04/2014
Location:
Senate Chamber, Trent building
Description
Professor Michaela Mahlberg from the School of English will deliver her inaugural lecture "Applying Corpus Linguistics".

ICAME 35

ICAME 35
Date
30/04/2014 - 05/05/2014
Location:
School of English, The University of Nottingham
Description
CRAL and the School of English are proud to host ICAME 35, the 35th conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English.

Workshop on Corpus Stylistics

Workshop on Corpus Stylistics
Date
30/04/2014
Location:
Humanities Building
Description
This workshop aims to contribute to the growing area of research that employs corpus linguistic methods in the study of literary texts.

Effective Leadership Communication Workshop (Dr. Louise Mullany)

Effective Leadership Communication Workshop (Dr. Louise Mullany)
Date
13/05/2014
Location:
Jubilee Campus, Sir Colin Campbell Building, Triumph Road
Description
This one-day workshop will provide SME business leaders in the East Midlands with access to the most advanced approaches to effective communication based on internationally-renowned linguistics research at the University of Nottingham.

Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities

Date
19/05/2014
Location:
College Court, University of Leicester
Description
A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by the British Academy.

Latest News

New Eyelink 1000+ eye-tracking system at CRAL

New Eyelink 1000+ eye-tracking system at CRAL
Description
The Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) has a new eye-tracking system: an Eyelink 1000+ from SR Research.
Date:
27/03/2014

How to Read a Mind

Date:
20/03/2014

Masters funding as preparation for AHRC PhD studentships

Description
In order to provide the essential preparation for doctoral-level research and optimum-quality applications for the AHRC-funded PhD studentships within the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Nottingham Schools of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, English, and Humanities are providing fees-studentships for a variety of masters-level degree programmes.
Date:
20/12/2013


 

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School of English

The University of Nottingham
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

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