Two linguistics staff have not been entered as research active in the RAE return.
Dr Catrin Rhys is course director of the Linguistic Science degree programme and manages exchange arrangements for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Europe and the USA. She had a period of maternity leave during the current RAE period and her research work was also delayed because of a serious accident to a member of her family. We fully expect to return her as research active with a full complement of publications in the next RAE. She has published a paper on the discourse of Alzheimer's patients in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and a chapter on in an edited book on syntax. Orla Lowry, who has a one-year teaching contract to teach phonetics in 2000-2001, has published a book jointly with Martin Ball on Clinical Linguistics, and a paper on Belfast English intonation and the ToBI framework in Belfast Working Papers in Language and Linguistics.
The remainder of the staff returned as non-research-active in this unit are not part of the linguistics group, but consist of English Language Teaching staff from the Centre for English Language Teaching, (based on a different campus of the university), an independent unit within the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences and Education, who are employed on fixed-term Teaching Only contracts to provide English teaching for overseas students, together with a group of professional Speech and Language Therapy staff who train Speech and Language Therapy students in clinical skills. None of these staff form part of the Linguistics group for teaching, research or administrative purposes.