Links with research institutions/networks

In addition to these research centres, Modern Languages also has close links with the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non Jewish Relations and is engaged in a number of research networks and informal research clusters focusing on specific themes and methods:

  • Life (Hi)stories gathers a group of academics and community-based researchers working in different study areas and disciplines who are interested in life stories. We draw on a wide range of primary sources from oral data collection techniques, such as oral history, language biographies, and ethnography, to written narratives in the form of diaries, memoirs and auto-biographies and other modes of life writing.
  • Global Englishes as a Lingua Franca Studies (GES) provides a forum for research into the English language in its 21st Century settings. The research group aims to focus on non-mother tongue Englishes, English as an international Lingua Franca especially within and across East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the implications of these Englishes for higher education.
  • The Southampton Migration Research Network (SMRN) aims to identify, establish and expand links to other migration-related research networks in the UK and abroad.
  • The Exilio Network: Research into Refugees and other Migrations provides a critical voice for the production, discussion and exchange of ideas pertaining to the study of refugees in twentieth-century Europe.