Linguistics and English Language


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Linguistics and English Language graduate wins prestigious dissertation prize

Rebecka Elm, MA Linguistics and English Language (Class of 2019)
Rebecka Elm has won a national award recognising her dissertation as one of the best in the UK

Linguistics student captains University Challenge team

Emma Williams captains the University of Edinburgh team to victory in the first round of 2019/2020 University Challenge

Edinburgh summer shows: Memory, bilingualism and trickery

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Psychology researchers and linguists will share their work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Society of Edinburgh events programme this August

Prestigious honours for linguistics professors

Caroline Heycock and Simon Kirby have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, the UK's national body for humanities and social sciences

Professors elected members of Academia Europaea

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Michela Massimi, Geoff Pullum and Simon Kirby have been elected as members of the Academia Europaea, the pan-European academy of humanities, letters and sciences

Innovation awards celebrate entrepreneurs

Students, staff and recent graduates have been recognised in the University’s innovation awards

Undergraduate student commended for linguistic research on boat-dwelling community

Tap Mun, Hong Kong, which is one of the sites where Priscilla conducted interviews with Tanka speakers
Man Yan Priscilla Lam has been awarded the Best Experimental Design Award at EUYSRA for her research project on the phonology of Tanka Cantonese

Centres spread word on bilingualism benefits

More people in the US are set to be supported and encouraged to speak more than one language thanks to the international expansion of an Edinburgh initiative

Obituary: Jim Miller

We are sad to announce the death of Jim Miller, Professor Emeritus in Linguistics

The art of conversation

Dr Marieke Schouwstra from the Centre for Language Evolution will share her work at the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s event on conversation