Applied Linguistics

Welcome to the Applied Linguistics research group webpages

Our group represents a wide range of nationalities, ages, backgrounds and research interests.

The aim of the group is to increase understanding of the acquisition and use of language from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.

The fact that we constitute part of the Department of Education helps to shape and focus the research we conduct within a field which is relatively broad.

Aims and focus

We warmly welcome people interested in both first and second language acquisition and their development, along with areas which cut across first and second language acquisition. As you can imagine this covers a wide range of issues and topics and some of our work overlaps with psycholinguistics, general linguistics and, to some extent, sociolinguistics.

The variety of research we undertake ranges in terms of topical focus, age group being studied and research methodology adopted.

The Applied Linguistics Research Group is convened by Professor Victoria Murphy.