Modern Languages and Linguistics

This cluster encompasses a range of topics in theoretical and empirical linguistics including discourse analysis, language and gender, language and power, and international linguistics, applied linguistics and language acquisition, as well as literary linguistics, visual cultures, gender and identity, intellectual history and politics, migration, culture and community, literary studies and cultural history.

Chair: Tom McAuley, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

Member University Research interests
Nina Wardleworth Leeds World War II and the French Empire; Colonial subjects in the French Resistance
Duncan Wheeler Leeds Golden Age drama and prose fiction; Hispanic and European cinema(s); translation; popular music; contemporary Spanish culture and politics; twentieth-century Spanish theatre; gender and sexuality
Thea Pitman Leeds Latin/x American digital cultures; Latin/x American literature, film, art, and popular culture; Indigenous cultures and cultural production in Abya Yala; decolonial approaches; Spanish; Portuguese
Sean Williams Sheffield German literary and intellectual history since the late 18th Century; early modern consumer culture
Nicole Baumgarten Sheffield Applied linguistics; linguistic construction and negotiation of concepts and social categories in communication across languages and cultures
Marjorie Dryburgh Sheffield Memory and oral histories of empire and occupation in Manchuria/north-east China; pre-war north China; Sino-Japanese relations; life writing
Catherine Laing York Infant language acquisition, specifically the phonetics and phonology of early perception and production.
Shayne Sloggett York Psycholinguistics and sentence processing, with a particular interest in syntactic processing and pronominal reference
Joel Wallenberg York Empirical and theoretical work concerning language change over time; linguistic structure, human cognition