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The University of Southampton
Modern Languages and LinguisticsPart of Humanities

Our impact

Our research covers French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies, Portuguese and linguistics with particular focus on linguistics, literature, culture, society, politics, history, anthropology and transnational studies.

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Early foreign language learning in schools is a global education phenomenon

An Early Start to Foreign Language Literacy

Our research into language learning in primary schools has led to the improved implementation of foreign language learning in the English Primary National Curriculum, as well as co-creation of resources for teachers here and abroad.

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The Cultural Dimension of Terroir
‘Terroir’ is the result of human endeavour as well as geological conditions.

The Cultural Dimension of Terroir

Our research into the cultural and historical significance of terroir has influenced wine producers in both hemispheres, contributed to UNESCO designations and benefited economies.

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Linguistic Landscaping
Linguistic Landscaping

Transforming attitudes, policies and practices in universities using English as a medium of instruction

Research by the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) has demonstrated that universities’ language policies and practices discriminate against their diverse student and staff populations. CGE’s research-led training courses and workshops have transformed attitudes, classroom practices and institutional policy around English as a medium of instruction.

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