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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

Research Assistant: Viola Wiegand

Events

International Conference on Motivational Dynamics and Second Language Acquisition

Date
28 - 30/08/2014
Location:
School of English, University of Nottingham United Kingdom

Louise Mullany's MOOC: 'How to read your boss'

Louise Mullany's MOOC: 'How to read your boss'
Date
27/10/2014 - 07/11/2014
Description
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.

Latest News

New online tool to study the works of Charles Dickens

Description
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.
Date:
11/07/2014

School of English congratulates new Doctoral Graduates

School of English congratulates new Doctoral Graduates
Description
A celebration of PhD students graduating from the School of English, July 2014.
Date:
02/07/2014

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


 

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School of English

The University of Nottingham
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
School of English Enquiries: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

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fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics Enquiries: cral@nottingham.ac.uk