Research - School of Cultures and Languages, Kent

World-leading research

Our research in Modern Languages and Linguistics was ranked third in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Our Centre for Modern European Literature and Culture, and Centre for Language and Linguistics promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and our international links reflect our commitment to public engagement.

World-leading experts

Our lecturers are highly respected in their fields. All are active researchers who contribute to contemporary debates through their publications.

"To read is to compare"

Professor Ben Hutchinson places comparative literature at the heart of literary studies

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    Awards and grants

    Our staff have won prestigious research awards from: 

    • Alexander von Humbolt Foundation
    • British Academy
    • Deutsches Literaturarchiv
    • Leverhulme Trust
    • Society for French Studies
    • Academy of Korean Studies
    • National Science Foundation
    • the Wellcome Trust. 
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    Our dedicated research laboratory, the Linguistics Laboratory, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for empirical research and statistical modelling in speech production and perception, language processing and language acquisition.

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    A vibrant network

    Our research centres host a range of events, lectures and conferences, creating a vibrant international network. 

    We provide a range of opportunities for our staff and postgraduates to remain at the forefront of dialogue within their disciplines.

Our expertise

  • the European avant-garde
  • modernism and postmodernism
  • literary theory and aesthetics
  • transnational modernism
  • Latin American studies
  • world literature
  • medical humanities
  • linguistic representations and competence
  • language acquisition and processing
  • language variation and change
  • linguistics and literary studies.

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