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About CALS

The Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), established in 1997, brings together members of faculty, postgraduate students and researchers from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics as well as from other disciplines across the University. CALS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of research projects in applied language studies within the University as well as serving as a focal point for national and international links in this area. Researchers in CALS are organized around three core themes: New Learning EnvironmentsDiscourse, Society & Identity; and Plurilingualism & Language Policy.

Professor Angela Chambers was the founding Director of CALS (1997-2014). Dr David Atkinson is the current Director, and Dr Elaine Riordan is the current Associate Director.