Centres & Satellites
Research Centres and Satellites
Language@Leeds brings together and hosts a number of centres and satellites.
The centres were established independently of Language@Leeds, but their mission aligns closely with that of L@L.
The satellites are flagship L@L initiatives aiming to connect people, ideas and resources around shared interests. All are language-related; most are interdisciplinary. Some satellites have a specific agenda, and aim to be visible to national and international audiences. Others have a more flexible remit, and may have a natural life-cycle (e.g. for the duration of a project).
If you are interested in setting up a new satellite, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching (CELT)
Informed by scholarship and research into second language acquisition
Centre for Language Education Research (CLER)
CLER aims to change the conversation about language education.
Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures, and Ecosystems (CELCE)
Lifecycle of languages and the links between language and the natural environment
Language Development & Cognition
Cognitive development, language acquisition, literacy and learning
Human communication through speech, gestures, images, music... explored from many perspectives
An interdisciplinary group of PGRs and staff researching the Arabic language
Fostering language analysis to enhance language learning
Language and Culture
Asks: ‘How do people of conflicting world views, memories and future visions encounter one another ethically?’
Language and Society
Examines the ways in which identities and relations are produced in language practice, the role of language in social life, and the dynamics of language within globalisation and intercultural contact.
Embracing Linguistic Diversity
This satellite aims to enable a better understanding of what linguistic diversity is, and of the implicit biases rooted in linguistic differences.
Brings together researchers and scholars from the School of English, the School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, the School of Education and the School of Computing.
Kartvelian and Caucasian Languages
The Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Language Studies.