Research and Projects
The research interests of the Department cover a large area of the field of English studies. Some members of the staff and postgraduate students have their individual projects, while others work in externally funded projects, graduate schools and research groups, often crossing departmental and School borders. Much of the linguistic research in the Department focuses on historical studies of English, second language acquisition and discourse linguistics. In the literary studies, the New English literatures are a key area of interest. Central topics in the field of translation studies include the history of translation and the acquisition of translation expertise. In addition, code-switching is a topic that unites researchers in all areas. These six research areas – historical linguistics and philology, second language acquisition, discourse studies, literature, translation and interpreting studies and code-switching – are  presented in more detail through the following links: