Department of English and German Studies

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    Edifici B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of  English and Germanic Studies represents a wide range of research interests such as experimental phonology, women writers, sociolinguistics, the interface between cinema and literature, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, Post-Colonial literature and second language acquisition.

We combine this with a strong emphasis on creating a quality learning experience in the classroom, as reflected in our ongoing participation in the university?s Teaching Enhancement programs. We also believe that our work implies a shared endeavour with our students, who have a permanent voice in departmental matters through their Student Delegation, one of the few elected bodies of its kind at the UAB.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Literatures of English Modernity: Romanticism, Modernism
  • Forms of identity in Renaissance English cultur
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literatures and cultures of the Indian Ocean
  • Contemporary Anglophone Literatures
  • War narrative
  • Women's 18th Century Literature
  • First- and second-language acquisition
  • Acquisition and multilingualism
  • Phonology acquisition and experimental phonetics
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • Corpus lingustics
  • Theory of linguistics
  • English teaching methodologies
  • Sociolinguistics and multilinguali
  • Intercultural communications (pragmatics and sociolinguistics)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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