The AHRC have appointed three Research Fellows for the Future of Languages Research to carry out a project which will inform the future of possible AHRC investment in languages research.

The three Fellows, who will report their findings and recommendations to the AHRC in June 2022, are:

  • Dr Emmanuelle Labeau, Reader in French Language and Linguistics and Director of the Aston Centre for Applied Linguistics (ACAL) at Aston University
  • Professor Michelle Macleod, Professor of Gaelic, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture and Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Nicola McLelland, Professor of German and History of Linguistics, and Head of the School of Cultures Languages and Areas Studies at the University of Nottingham 

They will be supported by Post-doctoral Research Associate Dr Katie Harrison, also at the University of Nottingham. 

The Research Fellows will work to identify new and emerging research themes in languages research, as well as relevant policy areas that future languages research could address, taking into account the needs and expectations of both academic and non-academic communities, wider stakeholders and government departments.

The research team bring together a wealth of experience in languages research and will engage with language stakeholders from across the UK to inform their work.

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