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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:
International Conference on Motivational Dynamics and Second Language Acquisition, August 2014
The Internationcal Conference on Motivational Dynamics and Second Language Acquisiton is part of a large-scale research project that examines the applicability of complex dynamic systems theory to the understanding of the nature and role of motivational dynamics in second language acquisition. A secondary aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for the international research community specialised in L2 motivation to come together at a dedicated meeting and form closer professional and personal ties in order to facilitate future developments in the field.
More information regarding registration and the conference programme, please see the Internationcal Conference on Motivational Dynamics and Second Language Acquisiton website.
ICAME35 Conference on Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture
MOOC: ‘How to read your boss’, October 2014
Dr. Mullany’s MOOC: ‘How to read your boss’ will run from 27th October to 7th November, via the University of Nottingham’s FutureLearn platform. The MOOC is based on the Linguistic Profiling Research Group.
You can also follow updates on the MOOC via the Twitter hashtag #FLreadyourboss.
MOOC: ‘How to read a mind’, March 2014
The course ‘How to read a mind ’ offered an introduction to what has come to be known as cognitive poetics. Find out more about fictional minds in the video trailer below:
‘How to read a mind’ was the first in a series of ‘how to read’ courses which will be presented by applied linguists, discourse analysts and literary critics at The University of Nottingham.
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