The Centre for Research in English Language and Linguistics (CRELL) was established in the Autumn of 2007 under the initial directorship of now Emerita Professor Jennifer Coates, doyen of British feminist linguistics scholarship. It continued for the next ten years under the leadership of Professor Tope Omoniyi.
CRELL is a forum for researchers with varying interests in the politics, dynamism, creativity and functionality of language as an organic social subject to meet, share ideas and engage in debate. Members' interests cover a broad range of specialist areas in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics/sociology of language, pragmatics, language attitudes, theoretical phonology and syntax.
CRELL's activities epitomize Roehampton's distinctive strengths in linguistic research. Its location in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at Roehampton makes it an ideal environment for postgraduate students (MPhil and PhD) wishing to explore the interdisciplinary possibilities such a location offers. Our work links with Translation, Film, Media, Sociology, Theology, Human Rights and Education.
CRELL now incorporates the former Centre for Language Assessment Research (CLARe).
For more information please contact: Professor Annabelle Mooney