Welcome to Linguistics
We are ranked 9th in the world for Linguistics in the International QS rankings for 2014 (up from 10th in 2013). Our specialisms include Corpus Linguistics; Discourse Studies; Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Literacy Studies and many others. Over 70% of our undergraduate students attain a graduate level position 6 months after graduating. We offer many popular postgraduate programmes, onsite and distance.
Department ranked top 10 in the world for 2nd year running
The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University has been ranked as 9th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2014 rankings (QS 2014). This is up one place from 10th last year and reflects our world-class standing.
New MA module in Sociophonetics
Starting in October 2014 we will be offering a new module at MA level in Sociophonetics (subject to final approval). This module will cater for those interested in developing the practical skills necessary to undertake research in sociophonetics.
Ruth Wodak: Davis Chair at Georgetown University
Professor Ruth Wodak is serving as Royden B. Davis, S.J., Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgetown University for the Spring 2014 academic semester. For details of Ruth's activities see the Georgetown Department of Linguistics Newsletter.
Lancaster’s first FutureLearn MOOC launched
Lancaster’s first FutureLearn MOOC: Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation, launched on 27th January, has met with an enthusiastic reaction from users all around the globe. Two thousand people introduced themselves in the first week.
40th Anniversary Celebration
LAEL Alumni and ex-colleagues: you are invited to join the celebrations as the Department of Linguistics and English Language turns 40 in 2014 - the same year that the University turns 50! We hope you are able to join us in this double-anniversary celebration on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July 2014.
First year PhD student Lara Vella has published a chapter "Language used in Internet chatting and its effect on spelling" in the book "Perspectives on Maltese Linguistics" which she has co-edited. The chapter is based on research conducted for her Master’s thesis.
MA and PhD funding opportunities available for 2014-15
Funding opportunities for PhD programmes. For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of our PhD programmes.
Funding opportunities for MA programmes. For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant MA programmes.
For the last forty years, we have been known for cutting-edge empirically-based theoretical and applied research in a wide range of research areas. We constantly strive to make links with potential users of our work. One of our latest developments is the £3.5million ESRC funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science.
The 2014 Complete University Guide ranks us top in the North West for Linguistics and in the top 10 in the UK. We are committed to high quality teaching - we like our students to have access to our research through our courses. New ideas and developments feed directly into what our students learn. Some of our staff have received awards for teaching and we constantly strive to improve.
40 years of linguistics at Lancaster
LAEL Alumni and ex-colleagues: you are invited to join the celebrations as the Department of Linguistics and English Language turns 40 in 2014 - the same year that the University turns 50! We hope you are able to join us in this double-anniversary celebration on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July 2014. LAEL40: Celebrating 40 years of linguistics at Lancaster
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