is discovering how language works: how it is structured, processed and learnt; how it varies and changes; and how it is used in different communicative contexts.
Linguistics and Phonetics
Our teaching staff offer expertise in a range of areas, including language acquisition, psycholinguistics, syntax, phonology, phonetics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics.
Our research degrees provide highly specialised training in a particular area of linguistic or phonetic research, culminating in the completion of a thesis. The degrees also provide semi-specialist and generic skills training, designed to prepare you for your career, whether it be within or outside academia.
Careers and employability
of our research outputs considered 'world leading'