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Centres and Groups

SALIS is home to a thriving research community of some 30 academics and 35 doctoral researchers, working on European, American and Asian languages/cultures, including English, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai.

We are also home to:

  • The Centre for Translation and Textual Studies – a centre for research in translation and textual studies, applied languages, and related areas; and
  • EROSS (Expressions, Research, Orientations and Sexuality Studies) – a research group that investigates the varied processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identities and gender role formation
  • NOMADS - an Interdisciplinary network of migration & diversity research
  • The Applied Linguistics Research Group - a group comprising staff and research postgraduate students investigating issues broadly related to the teaching and learning of languages. 

We collaborate with a number of other research centres and networks including:

  • The ADAPT Centre focuses on developing new generation digital technologies that transform how people communicate.
  • EMT (European Master’s in Translation) Network – a partnership between the European Commission and selected European Universities, whose main goal is to improve the quality of translator training and to ensure adequate supply of highly skilled people to work as translators in the European Union
  • OPTIMALE (Erasmus Network for Professional Translator Training) - a Europe-wide professional translator training initiative with 70 partners in 32 countries. It monitors the changing nature of translation in the age of the internet, social networks and increasing automation. It also stimulates innovation and high quality in the training of professional translators
  • QUALETRA – an EU translator training initiative for criminal proceedings