Literacy and Language

Our group produces a significant body of research, publications and impact activity in the field of language and literacy.

Literacy and language is a very broad field. Our work draws on a wide variety of perspectives to understand literacy and language learning in and out of school. We are interested in curriculum, policy and wider thinking about what literacy and language is or could be.  

We come from diverse theoretical backgrounds; these include socio-cultural theories, psychology and neuroscience, applied linguistics, literary theory, new materialism and posthumanism.

We also use diverse methods, including qualitative, sensory, co-produced, quantitative, ethnographic and artistic.

Our research interests include: looking at literacy in homes, communities and education sectors; exploring new directions in the teaching and learning of grammar; thinking about the relationship between literacy and place; reconceptualising language and literacy development through theory and methodology; multilingual literacies; language and literacy curriculum and policy, and re-thinking emergent literacies.

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