Linguistics and English Language

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General information about Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a world centre for teaching and research in Linguistics and English Language.

We're ranked in the UK’s top 5 universities and the world's top 15 universities for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019).


We were one of the first universities to teach Linguistics in Britain, and there are long traditions of work investigating the history and structure of English. We are one of the largest departments in Europe and we teach and research a wide range of areas, from philology all the way through to engineering.

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