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.
40th Anniversary Celebration
LAEL Alumni and ex-colleagues joined the celebrations on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July as the Department of Linguistics and English Language celebrated turning 40 in 2014 - the same year that the University turns 50! #lael40
Postgraduate students from different universities had the opportunity to present and discuss their research at the 9th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching. This annual event was organized by PhD students: Margarita Calderón, Hilda Hidalgo, David Pask-Hughes and Carolina Pérez.
Worlds of Literacy 2.0
This event celebrates the formal retirement of David Barton and Mary Hamilton, although they will keep a link with the university through a new 2 year ESRC grant (with Karin Tusting) on academics writing. In keeping with the tone of their work over the past 25 years, we will be as forward looking as we are backward gazing.
New book published
Paul Chilton's latest book, Language, Space and Mind. The Conceptual Geometry of Linguistic Meaning, was published in July 2014 by Cambridge University Press.
Lake District trip
Postgraduate students and staff enjoyed a hike in the Lake District on 3rd June 2014.
Effect of Dyslexia on Foreign Language Learning
Dr Judit Kormos features in the first video of the series: Dyslexic Learners in the EFL Classroom
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. This module will cater for those interested in developing the practical skills necessary to undertake research in sociophonetics.
Dr. Judit Kormos from the Department of Linguistics together with a European team of five partner countries have won the ELTons award of the British Council in the Excellence in Course Innovation category.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Leech yesterday (Tuesday 19 August), at the age of 78. Our thoughts, and deepest condolences, are with his family, friends and colleagues during this sad time.
In memory: Geoffrey Leech (1936-2014)
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 2015 Complete University Guide ranks us 3rd 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.
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