Language at Leeds

Central themes

Our research and scholarship focus on the following five major interdisciplinary themes. Click on the links below or on the left to find out more about individual themes. Alternatively, click here to search for expertise in particular areas.

P1040138Language and cognition To understand how language works, we must understand how linguistic knowledge is structured, acquired and processed by language users in real time.

Jaume_Plensa_sculpturepark700x252Language and computation Progress in language technology depends on knowledge of how words are used in text, and how human intentions can be integrated with textual data.

arabic_and_middle_eastern_studies_515x252Language learning and teaching Progress in language education depends on active collaboration between teachers of language and researchers of language learning and development.

Speech bubbleLanguage and representation
Language is not a neutral medium, but a mode of representation affected by a variety of social, cultural and historical factors, always in need of decoding.

campus_steps__2_Multimodality and multilingualism Multilingualism poses challenges for integration, and the multimodality of communication challenges how we learn and negotiate language and culture.

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