Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language

The Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language (CREL) at the University of Greenwich is a cross-disciplinary space for the study of language.

CREL is a multidisciplinary setting for the study of language that fosters research of international excellence and impact through collaboration, knowledge-exchange, training and mentorship. CREL hosts researchers from the areas of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Literature, Creative Writing, Psychology, Education, Sociology, Speech and Language Therapy and Mathematics and Computing. Collaboration across these disciplines enables the integration of insights from quantitative and cognitive analyses in the research of language and literature and enhances overall pathways to impact in, for example, education or speech and language therapy.

Upcoming Conferences


CREL is delighted to host two conferences on 16th and 17th June 2022 - the 10th Anniversary of the WAASAP Conference, Workshop on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adverbs/Adjectives and Prepositions/Participles and the Neo-Slave Narratives Conference

Multilingualism Summer School 2022


We are delighted to announce the next Multilingualism Summer School will take place online from 11–15 July 2022. Organised by the Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language, the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) with the collaboration of the Center for Language Science (CLS)

Related research

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English language and literature


English Language and Literature at Greenwich is concerned to highlight issues of diversity and marginality through powerful creative writing, challenging literary critical history and rigorous linguistic analysis.