Language & Linguistics

The School is home to a large group of experts in English language and the wider area of linguistics. In our teaching and research, we address a range of topics having to do with the structure and use of language, including syntax, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics and language evolution. In this work, we pay special attention to similarities and differences across languages. Together with the language and linguistics experts in other Schools at Newcastle University, we form the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences, which is one of the largest concentrations of expertise in this field within the UK.