Linguistics and English Language

Extensive libraries

With more top-ranked research than any other UK department in the field (RAE 2008), we are one of the largest, most active Linguistics research centres in Europe. Our community of over 35 staff and 130 postgraduate students work in a vast range of areas from philology through to engineering, engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers at Edinburgh and around the world in disciplines such as biology, education, psychology, cognitive science, and speech & language technologies. Our research has inspired award-winning art and underlies new technology for patients who have lost the ability to speak.


Extra Study Space During Exams

15 Apr 2014

Additional study space is available during the exam period...

Angus McIntosh Centre PhD Studentship 2014

3 Mar 2014

We invite applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship...

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English Language Research Group Seminar

25 Apr 2014 13:10 – 14:00

Speaker: Trinidad Guzmán González (Universidad de León)
Title: Assigned Gender: Some Theory and...

3 Minute Thesis Competition

25 Apr 2014 15:00 – 16:30

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences heat of the international 3 minute thesis...

ULAB 2014

26 – 27 Apr 2014

Formed in 2011, the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain (ULAB) brought together...

Historical Phonology Reading Group

28 Apr 2014 13:10 – 14:00

Reading: Steblin-Kamenskij, Mikail Ivanovits (1974) 'The Scandinavian Consonant Shift.' Arkiv...

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Group Descriptions and Postgraduate Information

LEL hosts a large and thriving community of postgraduate students, working towards a variety of MSc degrees as well as the PhD. Further information about postgraduate study and research is available on the postgraduate study pages. Researchers of postdoctoral standing who are interested in pursuing their research at Edinburgh should make contact with a relevant member of the department; they may want to look into the fellowship programme at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, the Caledonian Research Foundation European Visiting Research Fellowships, or the British Academy Visiting Fellowships.