Department of English, Linguistics and History

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English linguistics

At Huddersfield we have a long-standing reputation for excellent research in linguistics and English language, particularly research with an applied focus. We are also active in making our research accessible to the wider public, which we do through a number of initiatives, including our consultancy, Language Unlocked, and Babel: The Language Magazine, which is published in the department. Research in Linguistics and Modern Languages is clustered around two research centres and one research group, though staff frequently work collaboratively across these areas.

 

History

Our research encompasses a wide range chronologically, geographically and conceptually. Spanning the Middle Ages to the modern day, Huddersfield’s historians are internationally acknowledged experts in the fields of oral history, gender history, health history, political history, digital history, religious history, social history, public history and battlefield archaeology.

As individuals we are specialists in a variety of fields including topics such as the interaction between kingship and masculinity in the Middle Ages; social and cultural responses to mental illness in the 20th Century; the experience of children in Vichy France; the scientific culture of Nazi Germany; and the history of sexual, racial and cultural encounters between different national and ethnics groups in Britain during the Second World War.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

politeness Social Sciences
interaction Social Sciences
pragmatics Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences
humor Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2019

Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: The Challenges of Adaptability

Falcus, S., Cameron, C. & Halsall, J., 1 Jan 2019, Mentorship, Leadership, and Research: Their Place within the Social Science Curriculum. Snowden, M. & Halsall, J. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 129-146 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

interdisciplinarity
education
Teaching
university
graduate

'A Divine Discontent with Wrong': The People's Martyrology

Laybourn, K. & Outram, Q., 30 Jan 2018, Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present. 1 ed. p. 1-29 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Angling for the "Powte": a Jacobean Environmental Protest Poem

Borlik, T. & Egan, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : English Literary Renaissance. 48, 2, p. 256-289

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Song
Protest Poem
Jacobean
Ballad
Complaints

Projects 2013 2019

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: Heritage and Stigma

Ellis, R. & Light, R.

1/02/1331/05/14

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Hansard at Huddersfield: Making the Parliamentary Record More Accessible

Jeffries, L., Von Lunen, A. & Alexander, M. G.

1/01/1831/12/18

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 1992 2018

Labour and Nationalism

Keith Laybourn (Organiser)
5 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Gambling with the Future: The Gambling Vocabulary in the Political Discourse of Parliamentary Brexit Debates

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (Speaker)
25 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

What's Happening in Black British History? VIII

Tosh Warwick (Organiser)
10 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...