Linguistics and English Language


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Leverhulme success for Professor Nik Gisborne

Professor Nik Gisborne, who holds a Personal Chair in Linguistics, has been awarded a grant from the Leverhulme Trust for his research project on simple grammars, relative clauses and language change.

Dr Lauren Hall-Lew awarded Principal’s Medal for exceptional service

Lauren Hall-Lew
Lauren, a Reader in Linguistics, is recognised for her exceptional service to the University’s goals of promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

Arts in Tongues project picks up award

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A project aiming to inspire local Edinburgh communities to connect with languages has won the Collaboration Award at the recent Creative Edinburgh Awards.

Festival aims to up Gaelic’s profile in Capital

Ceilidh Night at the 2019 Gaelic Festival
Experts whose research highlights the benefits of speaking more than one language are to launch Edinburgh’s annual Gaelic Festival.

Primary school pupils learn about language evolution and how the brain works at Midlothian Science Festival 2021

Hundreds of primary school pupils will learn about language evolution and how the brain processes information from the environment with our senses at Midlothian Science Festival Programme for Schools

Visionary research celebrated with Fellowships

Composite image of the six academics who received the government fellowship.
Six Edinburgh academics have been announced as recipients of a government fellowship to propel research tackling global challenges and to bring innovative ideas to market

Seminars spotlight subjects’ shared language

Secondary pupils are being invited to explore the similarities between language learning and mathematical problem solving in seminars involving Edinburgh experts.

Linguists debate bilingualism and the limits of speech at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

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Linguistics researchers Professor Antonella Sorace and Dr Rebekka Puderbaugh are taking the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Linguistics professor awarded €2.5M of EU funding

Professor Alice Turk has been awarded a prestigious European funding award to advance the work of world-leading researchers.

Infants’ language more advanced than first words

Babies can recognise combinations of words even before they have uttered their first word, a study suggests, challenging ideas of how children learn language.