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Modern Languages and LinguisticsPart of Humanities


Our staff at Southampton have an exceptional breadth of expertise and our research interests encompass a wide range of topics, some of which are detailed in the list below.

List of all research projects in Modern Languages and Linguistics
ProjectResearch Group
An investigation of item type efficiency and construct relevance in Pearson Test of English Academic (2018-2019)Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA)
Assessing Language Progress: How to Measure, and What to Compare to? (2017-2018)Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA)
Building Research Capacity for Sustainable Water and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA)
Common Ground: Refugees and native residents create community in rural HampshireDebating Ethnography
Complexity in Language - Dormant
Diaspora as social and cultural practice (TNMundi) - Dormant
English as an ASEAN lingua franca: Implications for language education policy and practice
FLEUR: French Language Education: Unlocking Reading
HSK test taker characteristics, test performance and implications for HSK test constructs (2018-2020)Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA)
Investigating the Practice of the CEFR outside Europe: A Case Study on English Writing Assessment in ChinaSpecial Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA)
Languages and social networks abroad (LANG-SNAP)
Languages at War - Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict - Dormant
Learning French from ages 5, 7 and 11 (FLLOC) - Dormant
Learning, use and perceptions of English as a Lingua Franca communication in European contexts (LINEE) - Dormant
Los Niños: Child exiles of the Spanish Civil War - Dormant
Pearson Test of English Academic next phase: Perspectives from trait marking and item type efficiency (2020-2021)
Schenker Documents OnlineService group
Searching for Neighbours: dynamics of mental and physical borders in Europe (SeFoNe) - Dormant
SUPL: Southampton University Primary Languages
The Emergence and Development of the Tense-Aspect System in L2 Spanish (SPLLOC 2) - Dormant
The Multimedia Works of Contemporary Latin American Women Artists and Writers
Towards a new Psychometric model for a test of general English proficiency (2019-2020)Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA)
Tracking the progress of pre-sessional students (BALEAP Tracking Project) - Dormant
Vulnerable native grammars: the effects of limited input in native language attrition
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