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Successful Adventures in Research grant for Dr Ying Zheng, Modern Languages

Dr. Ying Zheng is one of the successful recipients of the University of Southampton’s 2014 Adventures in Research Grants. Her project is entitled ‘Incorporating Feedback into an Online Assessment Module: Exploring Its Potential’. It is a collaborative project with Pearson ELT (David Booth, Test Development Director, Shaida Mohammadi, Test Development Manager). Continue reading →

ILC visiting scholar Professor Ute Smit, University of Vienna

Professor Ute Smit from the University of Vienna will be visiting the University of Southampton through the Institute for Language and Culture from 19 – 25 February. While she is here Professor Smit will be giving a seminar in the CLLEAR and CGE seminar series on Wednesday 19 February (5:00, 65/Lecture Theatre A) entitled English-medium education in multilingual university settings: A sociolinguistic examination of interactive explaining in the classroom. Continue reading →

New research story available: Mapping knowledge in culture and science by Mary Orr

Mapping knowledge in culture and science Research story by Mary Orr Mapping – cartographical, cultural, linguistic, scientific – has been central to development of European networks of knowledge and exchanges with other cultures, but saw a period of particularly important development in the early nineteenth century. Bitter military rivalries such as the Napoleonic Wars are only one side of the story. Continue reading →

Next CLLEAR seminar Wednesday 5 February 5:00PM: Victoria Murphy University of Oxford

Please join us for the next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar on Wednesday 5 February at 5:00 PM (Avenue Campus Lecture Theatre C). The invited speaker is Dr. Victoria Murphy from the University of Oxford . The topic of her talk is ‘Multi-Word vocabulary and literacy development in children with English as an Additional Language’ . Continue reading →

Join us TODAY for a celebration of 2013 ML research 5:00 PM 65/1093

We will be holding an informal celebration of ML research with a  2013 imprint TODAY 9 December 2013, 5-6 in 65/1093. Colleagues are invited to present (in two minutes) one key research publication from 2013 – please contact Mary Orr ( with your name, title of your 2013 output, and its format (book, ed. volume, article, website etc.). Drinks afterwards on Level 3. Continue reading →