School of Modern Languages


Our disciplinary and interdisciplinary research impacts on both local and global contexts: we have world leading excellence in literary, cultural and visual studies, and in linguistics. Please click here for more details.

New £4 Million Pound Research Project

OWRI Multi-lingualism Project

The Queen's strand of the Open World Research Initiative is led by Profs Janice Carruthers and Micheal O'Mainnin, in collaboration with partners including the University of Cambridge.

"The goal of the project is to change attitudes amongst the general public to raise awareness of how speaking more than one language can contribute so crucially to society and to have an impact at policy level, both in devolved administrations and in Whitehall." (Prof. Carruthers)

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Global Impact

David Johnston

Translation : where cultures come together

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Tori Holmes

Building bridges between Belfast and Brazil

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Micheal O Mainnin

Placenames reveal our shared cultural heritage

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85% of the School’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading (REF2014).

Current Research Projects

AHRC eDIL (electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language)

A million downloads for electronic Irish dictionary launched in November 2015

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"From Dark Tourism to Phoenix Tourism"

The Ethics of Cultural Translation in Urban Festivals

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EU Horizon2020

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Explorations of Orality in Occitan and French

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Gongora: The Never Fading Star

International Exhibition hosted by Spanish & Portuguese

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