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World University Rankings 2018

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
All of the School’s subjects rank top 5 in the UK and top 30 in the world in the Times Higher Education results

Risk of oversharing in conversation increases with age

The risk of oversharing in conversation – or providing a listener with too much irrelevant detail – increases as we age, research suggests

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences has achieved its first Athena SWAN Bronze award for supporting gender equality.

Evolution of language in 24 hour art installation

A Linguistics professor has teamed up with local artists to create a sound installation for Sanctuary 2017

Scottish Language Dictionaries appoints linguistics lecturer as Chief Executive

Dr Rhona Alcorn has been appointed Chief Executive of the Scottish Language Dictionaries

Artist in Residence exhibits at the Edinburgh Art Festival

Hanna Tuulikki is showing work at the Dovecot Studios as part of a group exhibition exploring women’s textile histories

Praising 'useless' languages at the Fringe Festival

Can we really classify languages as useful or useless? Antonella Sorace explores

PPLS Summer Graduations 2017

Students celebrating at PPLS Summer Graduation 2017
We celebrated the success of our PPLS graduates on Monday 3 July.

University of York names prize after School's Professor

The University of York has named a prize after Geoffrey K Pullum, our School’s Professor of General Linguistics.

Post-graduate student wins prestigious Linguistics prize

Jade Sandstedt, a PhD student in the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics, has been awarded the R. H. Robins student prize by the Philological Society of Great Britain