Language and Communication Studies bring together diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives for investigating how language and communication matter in the changing society. We advance research in applied linguistics through RECLAS profiling initiative (in collaboration with Centre for Applied Language Studies). 

Our key research themes are

  • Discourses, participation and mobility in a multilingual and multicultural world
  • Language learning and teaching in changing learning environments
  • Interaction and media in a networked communication environment

Our emerging research areas are

  • Language and communication expertise in the changing working life
  • Lifelong learning: learning, participation and the life course
  • Responsibility of speech in societal crises

More information on our current and past research projects, postgraduate studies and other research related matters can be accessed through the menus on the left.

Research strategy of the Department of Language and Communication Studies 2017 - 2020