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
P. STOCKWELL and S. WHITELEY, eds., 2014. The Handbook of Stylistics. Cambridge University Press.
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 conference website.
ICAME35 Conference on Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture
The ICAME 35 Conference on Corpus Linguisitcs, Context and Culture was hosted by CRAL in April 2014, with an opening talk by Ronald Carter. Keynote speakers were Beatrix Busse, Susan Hunston, Tony McEnery, Ute Römer and Wolfgang Teubert. For more information and videos please see the conference website
Open educational resources
MOOC: ‘How to read your boss’, October 2014
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.