WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES

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WELCOME TO THE CENTRE
FOR LANGUAGE AND
LINGUISTIC STUDIES

LOGO


What are we here for?
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To give teaching and research in language and
linguistics at UoK an identifiable home, identity and
research base,


To bring together those with interests in the study of
language, be it modern or classical, philosophical, pure
or applied,


To act as a focus and locus for research collaboration
and cross
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fertilisation in linguistic matters across the
whole institution.


To forge research links at national and international
level.


What are we here for?
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To provide a co
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ordination point for
collaborative grant applications.
(Linguistics and language studies is an
area ring
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fenced for support by the
AHRC.)


To provide a focus for recruitment at
undergraduate and graduate levels

What are we here for?


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Proactively and reactively


To centre linguistic research activities,


To encourage ideas and proposals


To support collaboration and funding proposals,
both nationally and internationally


LOGO

What do we cover?
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Anthropological linguistics


Computer modelling of neural and linguistic processes


Contrastive linguistics


Corpus linguistics


Dialectology and sociolinguistic variation


Discourse analysis


Endangered and minority languages


Forensic linguistics


Historical linguistics


Information Technology for language purposes


Language acquisition


Lexicology


Natural language processing


Philosophy of language


Pragmatics and semantics


Psycholinguistics


Semiotics


Stylistics


Syntax


Translation Theory

What do we cover?


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Linguistic investigation of a variety of languages including:


Catalan


Celtic


Cornish


Danish


English


French


German


Greek, classical: and modern


Italian


Latin


Old English/Latin interface


Russian


Spanish


The

Medway project: Language(s) and Cultures in Medway


Rationale:


Growing interest in and awareness of Thames Gateway expansion: stocktaking and projection


wide basis for potential interdisciplinary research


Establish linguistics and connected disciplines as part of UoK in Medway


Fieldwork for final years project; data gathering and handling


Cooperation: linguistics with Anthropology, CLS/English, Social Psychology, Sociology, THRS,
Urban Studies? Any more?

Possible Themes:


The English(es?) of Medway


Languages and Language communities of Medway


Racial communities in Medway: their cultures and languages and interactions


Religious communities in Medway: their cultures and languages and interactions


Mutual effect of these on each other and Medway English


Trades, employment, history and language


Considerations from syntactic, phonological, lexical, pragmatic, sociological and sociolinguistic
perspectives.


Consequences and applications of insights gained, e.g. business, residential and industrial
accommodation, environmental and community plannin


WELCOME TO THE CENTRE
FOR LANGUAGE AND
LINGUISTIC STUDIES

LOGO


Steering Committee


Who are we?


Management Structure and responsibilities




John Partridge (Director) jgp@kent.ac.uk


Nicola Schmidt
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Renfree (Events Organisation) ns2@kent.ac.uk


Jon Mills (Projects organisation) jm349@kent.ac.uk


Peter Read (Publication and grant applications) pfr@kent.ac.uk


Montserrat Roser
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i
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Puig (Coordination with other depts., faculties,
institutions) mr@kent.ac.uk


David Hornsby (Publicity) dch@kent.ac.uk


Diane Peretti (Secretary
) dp60@kent.ac.uk