School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Language & Linguistics

Language and Linguistics Research

Our work in theoretical and descriptive linguistics centres on linguistic analysis and its implications for the development of linguistic theory.

We specialize in the following languages and language families: Arabic, Bengali, Celtic, Finnic, Romance languages, and Germanic, including English, Icelandic, and Scandinavian languages. Inside this broad remit, we focus on three major, intersecting research areas.

Language and Linguistics research clusters here at Newcastle include linguistic theory, language variation and change, and language evolution, acquisition, and development.