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English Language and Linguistics Research

English Language and Linguistics Research

Language in the form of speech or signs is key to what it means to be human.

Language in the form of speech or signs is key to what it means to be human. Not only does this remarkable capacity drive our thought processes but it enables communication between individuals and societies.

Language is also central to maintaining social relationships and for transferring information from one generation to the next. Linguistics is the scientific study of this uniquely human talent.

We explore how language is structured, how this capacity evolved and how it is learned and exploited (across individuals and contexts as well as time and space).

English Language and Linguistics