Research in Language and Linguistics

Members of staff have particular interests in a number of language families, including Celtic, Finnic, Germanic and Romance. In addition, we have extensive experience of research and teaching in English Language from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives.

There is also expertise in:

  • (i) Computational Linguistics (corpus building, natural language processing, multivariate analysis of text;
  • (ii) Language Variation (sociolinguistics, dialectology, language variation, language change);
  • (iii) Psycholinguistics (language evolution as well as first and second language acquisition);
  • (iv) Theoretical Linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology and morphology).

We welcome research students interested in obtaining supervision in any of these areas.