Professor Luigi Rizzi FBA
Professor Bencie Woll FBA
Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.
Professor Paul Kerswill FBA
Sociolinguistics; English, Norwegian; language and migration; new dialects; multicultural youth language; language and social structure; sociolinguistics of West Africa; language, media and public dissemination