Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research

Research vision

The English Studies Department conducts innovative research in the fields of Linguistics, Education, Literature and Translation aiming at having a significant impact on society and the region. To this purpose, we disseminate our findings through journal articles, books, and conference presentations, as well as through public seminars and workshops. Moreover, our research-led teaching practices ensure that all of our students are informed about the most cutting-edge research in their field.

Research clusters

The research activities of our staff members fall into the following research clusters:

Applied and Theoretical Linguistics

The Applied and Theoretical Linguistics research cluster engages in research activities examining theoretical linguistic frameworks and their application. The Research Cluster includes the following thematic areas:

  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Text/Corpus Linguistics

Foreign/Second Language Teaching

The Foreign/Second Language Teaching research cluster focuses primarily on research exploring language teaching methodologies, approaches and practices. The Research Cluster includes the following thematic areas:

  • Current Methods and Approaches in Language Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Autonomy and the Language Learner 
  • Learning Technologies for Foreign Language Teaching

Literary Studies

The Literary Studies research cluster engages in research activities examining literary theory and practice. The Research Cluster includes the following thematic areas:

  • 20th and 21st American Literature
  • Adaptation Studies and Trans-media Storytelling
  • American Popular Culture
  • Narratology and World-building

Translation and Interpreting

The Translation and Interpreting research cluster engages in research activities exploring translation and interpreting theory and practice. The Research Cluster includes the following thematic areas:

  • Audio-Visual Translation
  • Culture and Ideology in Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Literary Translation
  • Sociological Approaches to Translation

 

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