Research

Our Modern Languages and Linguistics unit conducts research on Irish & Celtic Studies, Linguistics, and Language and Heritage.

Irish & Celtic Studies

At the forefront of Celtic Studies research internationally and at the heart of the University’s mission since its foundation.

Linguistics & Language Heritage

Syntax, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, bilingualism, language processing, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, and language policy and planning.

PhD opportunities in Modern Languages and Linguistics

Check our funded and self-funded PhD opportunities in Modern Languages and Linguistics.

  View our PhD opportunities

Research Projects

TOOLS – Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

TOOLS – Completed phase of CLIL Project

Maritime Memorates

The Maritime Memorates Project: Stories of the Sea

Investigating Variation and Change: Case in Diachrony

Investigating Variation and Change: Case in Diachrony

CLIL Open Online Learning

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

Language Made Fun

The Language Made Fun programme

Alternatives and Implicit Meanings

An experimental investigation into how alternatives are computed

Language Awareness for Key Stage 3

Developing language awareness teaching resources for post-primary schools

Real Complaints

Enhancing the NHS Complaints Journey

Resistance in Talk-in-Interaction

Investigating resistance as a response to persuasive attempts

Our Research and Impact

About Modern Languages and Linguistics

About the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit

Our People

Meet the staff behind our Modern Languages and Linguistics research.

Active PhD Projects

Details of current PhD students and their research.

Conferences

Conferences on topics in Modern Languages and Linguistics.

Societies/Networks

Learned societies and other networks.

Ulster University Centre on Multilingualism

Ulster University Centre on Multilingualism

Irish Language Rights: A Framework for Compliance

Local Councils, Obligations and the Irish Language: A Framework for Compliance

Research Seminars in Irish/Celtic Studies and Linguistics

Links to two Ulster University Research Seminar series