Research strengths in the Department include:
(1) Discourse Analysis: conversation analysis, corpus-assisted discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, genre analysis, mediated discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, pragmatics, semiotics, and text analysis;
(2) Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching: identity, intercultural communication, language policy and planning, pedagogical grammar, second language acquisition, second language writing, self-access learning, English-medium instruction;
(3) Professional Communication: business communication, English for specific purposes, language and law, persuasive communication, rhetoric of science, health and risk communication;
(4) Language, Technology, and Media: computer-assisted language learning, digital literacies, language and mobile communication, and online discourse; and
(5) Literary and Cultural Studies: aesthetics, Asian diaspora literature, Asian writing in English, theatre studies, colonial and postcolonial literature, creative writing, contemporary literature, fashion studies, narrative studies, popular culture, and Victorian literature.
Research Degree Coordinator
Dr. Lindsay MILLER