We are ranked 13th in the world for Linguistics in the International QS rankings 2015, 4th in the UK in The Times Good University Guide Subject Ranking, and 5th in the UK in the 2016 Complete University Guide.
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.
Lancaster University’s world-renowned language pioneers, spanning four generations of researchers, are to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
Read the full story: Royal approval for Lancaster University linguistics centre
Up to 8 paid summer internships are available for undergraduates in Linguistics & English Language. The Summer Project Research Internship (SPRINT) offers you the chance to gain paid experience working as a research assistant under the supervision of a LAEL staff-member, which can look fantastic on your CV. Deadline for applications midnight (GMT), Friday 04th December 2015.
Ruth Wodak's new book The Politics of Fear - What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage 2015) was published October 2, 2015. It has attracted wide media Attention because the publication coincides with the rise of several right-wing Populist parties across the EU, specifically also in Austria, the Vienna election October 11, 2015, and the 'refugee crisis' across the EU.
Linguistics study reveals our growing obsession with education
Jonathan Culpeper’s contributions to the field of pragmatics have been honoured recently by a Festschrift in a special issue of the Journal of Pragmatics. The issue is titled “Interdisciplinary perspectives on pragmatics: A Festschrift for Jonathan Culpeper” and is edited by Neal Norrick and Michael Haugh.
Based on her own recent research in a primary school, Uta’s new book examines the policies and practices behind the perennial and often hot debates around literacy teaching and phonics.
We have scored 97% overall satisfaction for Linguistics, 4th place nationally, in the 2015 NSS Student Satisfaction Survey.
The corpus linguistics textbooks by Tony McEnery & Andrew Hardie (Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice, CUP, 2011) and Tony McEnery & Andrew Wilson (Corpus Linguistics, EUP, 1996/2001) have been cited recently as authorities in an opinion of the Supreme Court of the State of Utah.
Linguistics at Lancaster is 4th in the UK in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide Subject Ranking and 5th in the UK in the 2016 Complete University Guide.
In the QS World University Rankings Linguistics at Lancaster is ranked very highly, 13th in world, whilst Lancaster University has risen 39 places to be ranked 121 in the world.
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 2016 Complete University Guide ranks us 5th in the UK for Linguistics. 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.
In the 2014 REF, Linguistics was submitted with English Literature and Modern Languages. The group was rated 3rd of 88 English Language and Literature submissions for Research Power (average score times the number of staff submitted). It was ranked joint 3rd for Research Environment and 7th for impact, with 4 out of 6 cases rated 4*. This large group had 40% of its work rated 4*. The REF shows that almost all our staff both teach and do internationally-recognised research.
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LRDG: María José Valero - From “monolingual” language learning to multimodal meaning-making: a shift in research focus
1 December 2015, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Joint SLLAT & CogLing Talk: Rebecca Frost on 'Using Statistics to Learn Words and Rules from Speech'
2 December 2015, 12.00 - 1.00 pm
Departmental talk: Professor Padraic Monaghan: Does sound symbolism exist outside the laboratory?
20 January 2016, 1.00 pm to 2.00pm
Royal approval for Lancaster University linguistics centre 20 November 2015
Panos Athanasopoulos invited speaker CAL Warwick 18 November 2015