Research Unit for Speech and Language

Arts and Humanities Research Academy

RUSL brings together UCLan researchers whose work straddles the theoretical-applied spectrum.

As their performance in RAE2008 reveals, RUSL members are especially recognised for the academic excellence of their research, its interdisciplinary nature, and the cultural and social benefits such research affords.

Research strengths include:

  • Corpus Linguistics – specifically, the development and application of corpus tools and annotation schemes - as a means of advancing theory, investigating language change, and documenting discursive practices as used within particular communities of practice (socio-cultural, professional and forensic).