The site and the Portus Project

Looking westwards towards Portus. Photo: Simon Keay Portus was the maritime port of Imperial Rome, and for c. 500 years was the commercial hub that connected the Metropolis to the broader Mediterranean. It was a very large complex covering c. 3.5km2 and which encompassed c. 230.5 Ha of harbour basins and quays, as well as canals, warehouses, temples, churches, houses and administrative buildings. Continue reading →

Welcome to the Languages at Southampton Blog

This blog offers information and announcements of upcoming events, and will also include occasional posts from students and Language Advisers on how to make the most out of your learning in Modern Languages at the university. At the University of Southampton we have a huge array of options for language learners both at the university and in the local community. From classes taken alongside a degree to dedicated evening sessions, we offer something for everyone. Continue reading →

CGE Research Seminar on Wednesday 20th November: Undoing hyper-corrective practices in language teacher education – a critical reappraisal of ’emergent language’

The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 from 5:00pm in Lecture Theatre B (room 1201), Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar will be presented by Martin Dewey from King’s College London and is entitled “Undoing hyper-corrective practices in language teacher education – a critical reappraisal of ’emergent language'”. Continue reading →

Next CLLEAR seminar: Examining multilingualism in adulthood: the initial stages and beyond – Wednesday 13th November

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 5pm in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The talk is entitled “Examining multilingualism in adulthood: the initial stages and beyond” and will be delivered by Eloi Puig-Mayenco from the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

MLL/MeXsu Seminar on 6th November 2019

A Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL) / Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration (MeXsu) seminar will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 from 17:00-18:40 in Building 65 Room 1177 at Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled “Producing Latinx identities in the census: A comparative analysis of ethnoracial and linguistic classification” and will be presented by Jennifer Leeman from George Mason University. Continue reading →