Applied Linguistics is proud to have contributed a significant proportion of the outputs and two out of the four impact case studies submitted by Warwick for the Education Unit of Assessment for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. We are committed to high-quality and impactful research that can make a real difference to society and people’s lives by informing policy, changing practice and challenging perceptions.
- 82% of Education research at Warwick is world leading or internationally excellent
- Education at Warwick is 10th in the UK for overall Research Power according to Times Higher Education
Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to problems related to language and communication in all aspects of human life. We are committed to research that can make a real difference to society and people's lives by informing policy, changing practice and challenging perceptions.
Director of Research: Professor Tony LiddicoatLink opens in a new window
Research Strengths and Groups
Applied Linguistics has well-established research strengths in language education, intercultural communication, professional communication, and the study of language in its social context.
Applied Linguistics Virtual Bookcase
The Department has an Applied Linguistics Virtual Bookcase showcasing recently published books, monographs and reports with the Bookcase forming part of the University of Warwick's Virtual Bookcase seriesLink opens in a new window.
Languages and cultures are fundamental to all aspects of human life. We are committed to using our research to improve people’s lives by addressing real-world needs and problems wherever they occur.