Welcome to Linguistics and
English Language

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.


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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