The Language and Linguistics section within the School, one of the largest such units in the UK, has 13 members of staff, specializing in a wide range of subjects across the field. Members of staff have particular interests in a number of language families, including Celtic, Finnic, Germanic and Romance so we particularly encourage applications from research students wishing to explore linguistic aspects of these and other languages. In addition, we have extensive experience of research on the English Language from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives.
There is also expertise in:
The section has a very successful record for obtaining external, competitive funding from a number of sources, including the AHRC, the British Academy, the Catherine Cookson Foundation, the EU, the Leverhulme Trust and the Global Institute for Irish Studies.
Language and Lingustics staff based in the School
The School is part of one of the largest concentrations of research expertise in Linguistics and Language Sciences in the UK.