LTP Research theme 2 

Language, text & power research theme

Languages unite, languages separate. Words can please or hurt as much as a physical act. Power relationships are established by, negotiated through, and set in stone through language use. Songs can bewitch us, speeches can make history. Whoever wants to understand something about human civilisation needs to look at manifestations of language. Whoever wants to understand the problems of the past, the present, and the future will also have to look at the language.

Reading has long been recognised as a centre of excellence in traditional and non-traditional language research, and in 2010 we decided to raise the profile of this excellent research by establishing a Faculty research theme Language, text, and power.

Find out more about the Language, text and power research theme.

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