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.
If you are interested in studying at one of our partner universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United States, please join us on November 4 for this event. Some exchanges allow for the possibility of spending only one term abroad. Undergraduate and postgraduate students welcome!
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.
Linguistics study reveals our growing obsession with education
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.
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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'New Chinglish and the Post-Multilingualism Challenge' by Professor Li Wei
12 October 2015, 16.00 - 17.30
LRDG:“It’s like every time you sat down to do some writing, an email comes in that takes you away from it.“ The place of email in the ecology of academics’ writing practices.
13 October 2015, 1.00-2.00 pm
Seung-Hyun (Iva) Son, PhD student, wins LACUS/ALCEU award 7 October 2015
Revised edition of book on Early Childhood Education 5 October 2015