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PPLS Professor to deliver talk on the evolution of language

Professor Simon Kirby will deliver his talk “How do languages evolve?” to an online audience in an event next week, organised by The Garden.

Success for PPLS student at Young Scot Awards

Linguistics student Hannah Feben-Smith wins at 2022 Young Scot Awards.

Rector Debora Kayembe's Inaugural Lecture

Rector Debora Kayembe's Inaugural Lecture now available.

Bilingualism Matters to be launched as spin-out

After being part of the University of Edinburgh’s landscape for almost 15 years, we are pleased to announce that Bilingualism Matters will launch as a spin-out company.

Linguistics professor Caroline Heycock made fellow of RSE

Caroline Heycock photo
Congratulations to Linguistics and English Language Professor Caroline Heycock on being named as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Sing the Gloaming at Sonica Festival

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As part of the Sonica Festival in Glasgow, Professor Simon Kirby will be giving guided tours of the art installation Sing the Gloaming alongside his project partner, artists and musician Tommy Perman.

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

Bilingualism Matters - Arts in Tongues
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.