Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics
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Eye-tracking is a key component of the diverse research undertaken within CRAL.  

CRAL is also home to dedicated research groups that focus on health and professional communication, psycholinguistics and language learning, and stylistics.

See our projects page for more details of individual research contributions.


Find out more about the state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology which the CRAL combines with linguistic analysis to produce ground-breaking research 

Research groups


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Linguistic Profiling for Professionals


Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP) is a unique consultancy and training package designed by Prof. Louise Mullany to help businesses strengthen employees’ communicative skills and enhance their presence and impact.

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Psycholinguistics and Language Learning Lab

The Psycholinguistics and Language Learning Lab (PLLL) is an interdisciplinary group that shares an interest in language processing and acquisition in a first and second language.

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Stylistics and Discourse Analysis Research Group

The Stylistics and Discourse Analysis Research Group (SDA) facilitates interdisciplinary discussion and networking among postgraduate students in various areas of stylistics and discourse analysis.



Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics

The University of Nottingham

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