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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

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.

ESRC Scholarship Funding Open Day

ESRC Scholarship Funding Open Day
Date
05/11/2014
Location:
Law and Social Sciences building, Park Campus
Description
ESRC Funding information and workshop session for postgraduate scholarship applicants

Application Writing Workshop: Midlands 3 Cities Postgraduate Funding

Application Writing Workshop: Midlands 3 Cities Postgraduate Funding
Date
15/11/2014
Location:
City Campus, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University
Description
Workshop for Home/EU students interested in applying for postgraduate funding in the Arts and Humanities

Arts Faculty Postgraduate Open Day

Arts Faculty Postgraduate Open Day
Date
26/11/2014
Location:
Park Campus, Trent building
Description
An Open Day packed with information for anyone interested in postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts

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


 

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