Investigating communication, discourse and culture and their impact on language and language education.

CLaRA (Centre for Language Research at Aston) is an interdisciplinary, multilingual group of researchers – academic staff and research students – who work in the field of language and language education research. The main aim of CLaRA is to build on Aston’s longstanding expertise in research into language education, modern foreign languages, applied and sociolinguistics by promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and establishing national and international networks and partnerships.

  • Research into languages and cultures
  • Translating cultures
  • Multilingualism and language contact
  • Language policy
  • First and second language learning and teaching
  • Language teacher education
  • Language education for professional and intercultural communication
  • Corpus Linguistics

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Dr. Sue Garton
Dr. Emmanuelle Labeau

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Sub groups

Multilingualism and translation
Corpora and corpus linguistics
Language education group

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