Welcome to Linguistics
We are ranked 13th in the world for Linguistics in the International QS rankings 2015. 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.
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.
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.
We have scored 97% overall satisfaction for Linguistics, 4th place nationally, in the 2015 NSS Student Satisfaction Survey.
LAEL undergraduate Harriet Stone presented the results of her exciting BA dissertation project on executive function in artificial language learning at the recent conference on "New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning." The project was supervised by Dr Patrick Rebuschat. Harriet will also give a presentation at the forthcoming PG Student Conference, with Diana Pili-Moss.
The 2016 Complete University Guide ranks Linguistics at Lancaster University 5th in the UK (3rd for graduate prospects).
In the International QS World University Rankings for 2015 Linguistics at Lancaster University has been ranked as 13th in the world.
Third year BA Hons students Elizabeth Martin, Eve Groarke and Jack Schofield, have won valuable NHS funding to complete Masters programmes which will enable them to become qualified Speech and Language Therapists.
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.
Connect with us
What is Sleep and Why does it Matter?
11 September 2015, 9.30 am
On Writing and Drawing: Theorizing and Practising Creativity with Roland Barthes
12 November 2015, 11 am - 6 pm
Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar
23-25 June 2016, 9:00 to 20:30