Human Communication Sciences Research
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 we received our highest ratings to date for the quality of our research. 100% of our research impact was rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
Our research clusters
Most of our research fits within the following three clusters. The cross-disciplinary nature of our research is reflected in the fact that a number of people belong to more than one cluster. In addition, many staff pursue further research interests of their own with other departments and other universities.
Clinical and Interactional Linguistics
The central focus of this research cluster is the application of the principles and methods of phonetics, linguistics and conversation analysis to human communication and communication impairment in children and adults.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language
Research in the Neuropsychology and Neuroscience cluster involves studies of speech and language processing in healthy children and adults, and also in people with acquired brain lesions and developmental disorders.