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Welcome to the Language Research Centre (LRC)

The Language Research Centre (LRC) is a global hub for single, inter- and multi- disciplinary empirical research into language data and processes. It draws together academics and postgraduate researchers from across Swansea University and connects their activities with those of the Centre’s global network of collaborators, research associates and distance learning doctoral students.

The principal mission of the Language Research Centre is to facilitate high impact, cutting-edge applied research across a range of domains (education, government, health, security, language policy, translation, etc) and perspectives (lexical, morpho-syntactical, discursive, stylistic, computational, historical, etc).

The Language Research Centre encompasses a wide range of fields that share a common focus on applied research into language. These include Second Language Acquisition, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Cognitive Psychology of Language, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Teaching and Assessment, Lexical Studies, Morphology and Psycholinguistics.

The Language Research Centre is home to a number of research projects, visiting scholars and PhD students, and hosts regular research seminars and workshops.  Within the Language Research Centre are five specialist Research Groups: Applied Linguistics and Welsh; Lexical Studies; Security, Safeguarding and Policing; Translation; Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching.

Contact Us

if you are interested in working with us, for example as a collaborator, visiting researcher, PhD student, please contact

Professor Tess Fitzpatrick

Director, Language Research Centre

Keir Hardie Building

Swansea University

Singleton Park

Swansea, SA2 8PP

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 513270

Email: t.fitzpatrick@swansea.ac.uk