Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics at the Department of Languages is both a Master’s Level major and a major for doctoral candidates.

Applied Linguistics examines language and language use from multidisciplinary perspectives. The research profile at the Department of Languages focuses particularly on discourse studies and  language learning and language education. Both areas have their professorships.

The starting point of the research is a critical examination of the traditional conceptualization of language: we understand language as situated and fluid linguistic resources (or, ‘languaging’). From this perspective, we study both the processes and practices of language use and the language users’ conceptualizations. Our research is internationally relevant and we have good international networks.

Our goal is to produce top-level research with societal significance using both individual, community and societal viewpoints.