Research in the School of Language and Communication Studies at UEA focuses on cross-cultural communication. Staff share an interest in the crossover of language, translation and media in a multilingual framework. We welcome applications for Masters by Research, MPhil and PhD degrees in the fields of translation, cross-cultural communication and linguistics.
Research and supervision
Our areas of research and supervision offer complementary perspectives, in line with UEA's tradition of interdisciplinary research:
- translation studies
- cross-cultural pragmatics
- intercultural and interlanguage pragmatics
- critical linguistics and discourse analysis (including appraisal theory)
- discourse history, memory and culture
- language and globalisation
- psycholinguistics - computer modelling of morphology
- language and museology
- language in new media.
The School has interdisciplinary links with other specialisms at UEA, including literary translation, The British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), and the Schools of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, Film, Television and Media Studies, Political, Social and International Studies, Computing Sciences, Philosophy and Music.
Our postgraduate students edit UEA's Norwich Papers, issues of which are devoted to translators and translation.
International links include collaboration in research on translation, intercultural pragmatics and metaphor theory with the Universities of Hamburg, Heidelberg. Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest) and Strasbourg.
In summer 2013, the School will host its third interdisciplinary cross-cultural pragmatics conference – Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads III: IMPACT: Making a Difference in Intercultural Communication – as a follow up to the very successful events in 2006 and 2011. Further details are available on the conference website.
Enquiries and how to apply
The School welcomes research enquiries from prospective students. Please contact individual academics or Professor Andreas Musolff, the School's Postgraduate Research Director, to discuss your proposal.