Linguistics research at the University of Exeter explores language use and variation, especially in spoken varieties of French and Italian.
It has impacted on educational practices, helped encourage social cohesion, and enhanced public appreciation of language.
The French-based research has informed language learning in higher education and schools, and featured in online training resources and the mass media. It also features significantly on University courses (UK and abroad).
Aspects of the research have contributed to shaping educational and policy initiatives in Italy and France aimed at immigrant communities or designed to improve social cohesion.