Historically, the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies’ (LINCS) primary research focus has been in the field of Translation & Interpreting studies: it was with the express purpose of promoting such a focus that the Department was founded over 40 years ago.

A distinctive profile in this area developed under the leadership of Professors Basil Hatim and Ian Mason, who carried forward the Department’s research agenda together until 2005. Mason is still a CTISS member and continues to work with LINCS, jointly supervising research students to completion until the present day and continuing to offer a fine, scholarly example as an Emeritus Professor.