Linguistics at Newcastle


About Us

Our Research Centre is a platform for those working in the inquiry of human language.

The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences is based in the Old Library Building, Newcastle University.

Research into human language is not confined to a single discipline. Some of the most significant developments have resulted from a combination of methods and subjects areas. 

Linguistics research at Newcastle University is pursued by a variety of departments. It's centrally co-ordinated by the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLs).

The majority of our staff are drawn from:

Our community of  staff is one of the largest teams of linguists in Europe. We're lucky in being one of the few UK universities to cover most of the traditional sub-fields of linguistics.

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).  

Our primary activities include:

  • organising research days, events and a seminar series
  • the publication of the Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers Series in Linguistics
  • research mentoring
  • provision of specialist facilities, including access to linguistics software and databases
  • facilitating opportunities for collaboration and sharing expertise
  • advising on research bids

Read more about our research and engagement activities. 

There are many opportunities to study language and linguistics at Newcastle University. Find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Partnerships and collaborations

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.