Welcome to Linguistics
We are ranked 10th in the world for Linguistics in the international QS rankings for 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.
Success for funding doctoral students in the arts, humanities and social sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is extremely pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning substantial postgraduate funding from the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (BGP2). Over £14million will provide 200 doctoral training awards over 5 years, from October 2014 for the highest quality students in all subject fields eligible for support. These include linguistics, Chinese and translation studies. Full details >>
Don't miss the opportunity to undertake a paid summer internship
From the summer of 2014 onwards, we are offering paid, one-month summer project internships (SPRINT) to second-year Linguistics and English Language undergraduates. The successful students will gain valuable experience in carrying out independent research, and (depending on the project) even presenting their findings at conferences or in publications. Find out more >>
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.
MA student wins Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award
MA in Language Testing student Benjamin Kremmel has been awarded the 2013 Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award, which is presented annually to the Master’s-level dissertation in English which makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing. It is the third time in four years that the award goes to a Lancaster student.
Interview with Ruth Wodak: Right-wing populism in Europe
An interview with Ruth Wodak following the recent publication of the edited volume Right-wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. Co-edited with Majid KhosraviNik (a former PhD student from Lancaster, now Newcastle) and Brigitte Mral (Örebro University, Sweden), Bloomsbury 2012.
Linguistics course launches Lancaster's first MOOC
Lancaster's first MOOC will be on Corpus Linguistics and will start on the FutureLearn platform on 27th January 2014. The course offers online lectures developed by one of the top academics in the field of corpus linguistics - Professor Tony McEnery.
CASS awarded £200,000 from landmark ESRC Urgency Grant Scheme
CASS is delighted to receive the funding for a new project: 'Twitter rape threats and the discourse of online misogyny'. The award was one of the first (possibly the first) to be made through the ESRC's new Urgency Grants scheme. Applications are assessed very quickly, and projects start within four weeks of the award.
British Academy grant to further Mandarin learning and teaching
The British Academy has awarded Lancaster University a three-year grant under its International Partnership and Mobility Scheme.
The research partner in the joint project is Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in China.
PhD student receives 'Malta Government Scholarship Scheme'
PhD student Lara Vella has been awarded with the highly competitive Malta Government Scholarship Scheme (MGSS). The grant will cover five years of her tuition fee. Lara studies within the PhD programme Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.
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.
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