Manchester Centre for Research in Linguistics (MCR Linguistics)
The Manchester Centre for Research in Linguistics (MCR Linguistics) is a group of linguistics researchers and educators who take the view that language fundamentally enriches all aspects of life.
Researchers explore language in public and private social domains such as education, law, health, communication, linguistic landscaping and folk understandings of language in public life. They are committed to producing research that is socially relevant, impactful, rigorous, transformative and applicable to contexts outside academia.
Central to the Centre’s research ethos is a commitment to public engagement and knowledge exchange. In so doing, members at the Centre strive to raise awareness about social inequalities enacted through language, provide people with the skills and understanding with which to improve their language-related practices, and contribute to debates around communication more widely. As such, they are committed to promoting social justice and better communication between individuals, communities and within society at large.
The Centre’s research aims to push disciplinary boundaries and widen the scope of relevance in the complex understanding of language. Members work across multiple levels: individual, community, classroom-based, regional, national, trans-national and international.
The Centre’s teaching is informed by, and informs, its research activities. Researchers work to offer research-intensive taught programmes where students across all levels of study are encouraged to contribute to the Centre's research culture that values puzzling about language and challenging linguistic oppression.
Students play a central role in contributing to the Centre's research culture. Through non-traditional assignments that encourage empirical research and the use of innovative methodological tools, members produce an educational arrangement where learning about language takes places in multiple directions and at multiple levels. In addition, the Centre supervises a wide range of doctoral students who continue to enrich the understanding of language and linguistics in local, national and global contexts.
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