Centre for Research in Language and Heritage



CREL researchers collaborate closely with a broad range of external partners, including the Royal College of Speech Therapists, the NHS, paediatricians and clinical networks. We also engage with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Greenwich Heritage Trust, the Palestine Exploration Fund and the UK Punjab Heritage Association, among many other important local and national governmental and civil society organisations. Our academic partners include higher education institutions in the UK and around the world, including University College London, Birkbeck, SOAS, the University of Liverpool and the University of Amsterdam, as well as British Academy scholars. The work of the Centre for Research in Language and Heritage also benefits from an advisory board with expert input on language, literature and heritage.

Multilingualism Summer School

This international summer school offers an immersive learning experience on multiple facets on multilingualism facilitated by scholars internationally recognised, and the opportunity to access international networks.

Organised by the Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language (CREL), University of Greenwich (UK) and the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR), University of Southampton (UK) with the collaboration of the Center for Language Science (CLS) from Pennsylvania State University (USA).

Summer School 2023

Summer School 2022

Summer School 2021

Open Lecture 2023 - Why do we need a native speaker control group in our experimental studies? Professor Roumyana Slabakova

Open Lecture 2022 - Supporting Heritage Language Acquisition When it Matters Most, Silvina Montrul

Open Lecture 2021 - Professor Lydia White, James McGill Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

Professor Lydia White delivers an Open Lecture at the International Multilingualism Summer School 2021, on linguistic competence and methods to assess it. Professor White is a world renowned expert in second language acquisition and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy of Arts and Humanities.

CREL-ILD Science Practice Hub

The Science Practice Hub (SciPHub) provides a space for researchers across faculties to reflect on science practices critically and share expertise to strengthen the capability of research. It is a joint initiative from the Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language (CREL) and the Institute for Lifecourse Development (ILD), open to every interested researcher.

  • Science dialogues (Dr Jana Uher): regular seminars led by volunteers (research staff). Active and constructive dialogue among scholars from different sciences about key topics in the making of science (e.g., objectivity, scientific terms, measures).
  • ReproducibiliTea Journal Club, UK Reproducibility Network supported journal club on Open & Reproducible Science; discussion on reproducibility/replication, meta-science.
  • Practice workshops (Dr Ana Paula Palacios): focused on quantitative and computational methods as well as mathematical modelling applied to language questions.
  • Science lectures (Prof Maria Arche): lectures given by guest speakers on controversial issues on science practice (e.g., methodology, epistemology).