English Language and Applied Linguistics PhD/MA by Research. The University has been ranked as one of the world's top 50 institutions to study English Language and Literature in the 2018 QS World Rankings.
Language and Communication Studies has come fifth in the UK with 74 per cent of its research rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) in The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality.
Human mobility is a key factor for the spread of genes and languages, but it affects them in different ways. While genes spread exclusively by movements of people, cultural traits such as languages can spread independently.
The School of Modern Languages and the Department of Politics & International Relations (IR), supported by the Wales DTP, invite applications for a PhD place with the possibility of a fully funded ESRC studentship.
This project is a truly interdisciplinary, collaborative piece of work with Manchester Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) which addresses a very real need in the context of young people who have been excluded from school.
Successful language comprehension involves retrieving information from working memory. For example, correctly interpreting pronouns, words like ‘he’ and ‘she’, involves retrieving information about who the pronoun refers to from memory.