With around 40 academic staff in linguistics and language sciences across Newcastle University, we are one of the largest teams of linguists in Europe. Linguistics at Newcastle was ranked 6th in the UK in research power in the last national research assessment (REF 2014).

The strengths of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) are both its breadth of expertise, enabling us to pursue inquiry into human language from a great variety of perspectives, and its pool of interdisciplinary research activities bridging theory and application.

Research at Newcastle is thriving in all the main areas of linguistics from, the highly theoretical to the very applied, and across a wide range of world languages (from Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, to Quechua and Welsh). Please consult our staff pages to find out more about our research.

CRiLLS provides a range of state-of-the-art facilities for researchers and research students, including access to linguistics software and databases as well as space for meetings, seminars and social activities. CRiLLS is also the publisher for the Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers in Linguistics (NNWPL) and Centre members have the ability to join the Newcastle University Linguistics Society. Multilingual and multicultural community

CRiLLS is a member of LingNet Europe which is a network of Centres for Linguistics. The network has the overall aim of enhancing cooperation and academic exchange between the partner institutions. CRiLLS is also a member of CLARIN a European consortium of researchers creating, sharing and using language resources and analysis tools .

To give you a taste of the breadth and depth of Linguistics at Newcastle the video above shows some edited highlights of a panel debate which was held in October 2015. We are hoping that this will become a regular event.