Linguistics and English Language

REF 2014: Best for Linguistics in the UK

We have more world-leading research than any other Linguistics department submitted to the "Modern Languages and Linguistics" panel. Our research environment has been rated as 100% conducive to world-leading or internationally excellent research.

  1. Why study Linguistics?

  2. Why study English Language?

  3. What our students think

  4. Personal Tutor System

News

Language learning boosts mental agility

28 Apr 2016

Short-term language learning aids mental agility...

The Science of Shakespeare

25 Apr 2016

Dr Caroline Watt has contributed to this week’s Guardian Science Weekly podcast...

Language can’t be Hard Wired in the Brain

18 Apr 2016

New evidence suggests that language ability may not be “hard wired”...

View all news

Events

Language Evolution and Computation

3 May 2016 11:00 – 12:30

Speaker: James Kirby (work with Morgan Sonderegger, McGill)
Topic: "Population dynamics in the...

Developmental Phonology Reading Group

5 May 2016 12:00 – 13:00

Reading: Eaves Jr., B. S., Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Shafto, P. (in press). "

Language Variation and Change Research Group

1 Jun 2016 13:10 – 14:00

Edinburgh Speaks project meeting

The P-Workshop

2 Jun 2016 13:10 – 14:00

Speaker: Tatiana Reid (University of Surrey)
Topic: 'Nuer morphophonology: the verbal paradigm'

View more events