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.

CREL Conferences


CREL successfully hosted two conferences on 16 and 17 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


CREL-Southampton-PennState Multilingualism Summer School took place 11–15 July 2022. The international summer school offers an immersive learning experience on multiple facets on multilingualism facilitated by scholars internationally recognised

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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.