The Centre for Language Discourse & Communication (Centre for LDC) works across the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Social Science & Public Policy and has particular strengths in; educational linguistics and language education; literacy studies; sociolinguistics; text and discourse analysis; corpus linguistics; psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics. Research focuses on the dynamics of language and literacy within globalisation and intercultural contact, on language, literacy and discourse in everyday interaction, in education, literature and popular culture, in new and mass media and in medical and workplace settings. The Centre runs a number of seminar series, research days and workshops, some in collaboration with other parts of the University of London, which are invaluable to Language & Linguistics MPhil/PhD students. Joint PhD programmes
Joint degree programmes in the area of linguistics, language, discourse and communications are available between King's and Hong Kong University (HKU) and King's and the National University of Singapore (NUS). The programmes draw on the strengths of the partnering institutions in the broad field of Language, Discourse & Communication, including specialist areas such as: discourse analysis, language & interaction, social pragmatics, psycholinguistics, second language education.
The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication offers a supportive, lively and cutting-edge research environment that will compliment the support MPhil/PhD students receive from their departments and their partner organisation. All students are allocated two supervisors, who will work with you through your studies.
The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication runs a number of seminar series, some in collaboration with other parts of the University of London. These include: LDC Seminars; LDC Research Days; Research workshop in language and literacy (RWLL); Micro-Discourse Analysis data sessions (MDA); Cross-London Seminars in Culture & Communication (XLS); Current issues in Psychology and Cognitive Processes (PCP).
Head of group/division
Professor Ben Rampton
King's College London/King's and HKU/NUS for joint programme
Expected to be: MPhil two years FT, three years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT.
Strand Campus or Waterloo Campus.
Year of entry 2013