Centre for Research in Languages, Culture, and Communication
The Centre for Research in Languages, Culture, and Communication (CRLCC) coordinates the Department's research activities in the areas of literature and linguistics, film, media, and other forms of culture. It aims to promote research and discussion across disciplinary boundaries and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration with other departments and institutions.
The Centre hosts regular research seminars, featuring visiting lecturers, as well as coordinating talks and research reports by members of the Department. An annual conference explores a broad topic from a stimulating range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
For more information, please contact the centre's convenor Dr Penny Ding.
Research Centre for Language Technology
Language technology is an umbrella term for a range of technologies that are capable of processing human language. It refers to technologies used in language teaching and learning, translation, forensic analysis and telephony, as well as to those used in linguistic research. This interdisciplinary field falls within the boundaries of both linguistics and information and communication technology and is frequently associated with artificial Intelligence.
The Research Centre for Language Technology brings together a cross-disciplinary team of specialists with considerable background in relevant research, including computing scientists, statisticians and computational linguists.
One of its current projects is a learner language profiler, a programme that assesses to what extent learner English contains typical non-native like features. In addition to diagnostic assessment and placement purposes, this profiling could also find application in cross-linguistic dialogue systems used to facilitate communication in situations which require complex target language skills, where no interpreters are available, such as calling a taxi service in Suzhou.
The Centre is currently developing international collaboration with well-established sister institutions abroad.
|Marina Dodigovic||Centre Director||English, Culture and Communication|
|Tony Rining Wei||English, Culture and Communication|
|Paul Cheung||English, Culture and Communication|
|Steve Jeaco||Language Centre / English, Culture and Communication|
|Amy Hui Li||English, Culture and Communication|
|Hai-Ning Liang||English, Culture and Communication|
|Zhoulin Ruan||English, Culture and Communication|
|Penelope Scott||English, Culture and Communication|
|Hui Yin||English, Culture and Communication|