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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.

Edinburgh’s Bilingualism Matters centre highly successful in changing international debate on multilingualism

Multilingualism research centre reports successes in highlighting the benefits of speaking more than one language

Linguistics Professor and Director of Bilingualism Matters elected as Fellow of the British Academy

British Academy building
Linguistics Professor Antonella Sorace joins the 2020 cohort of elected Fellows of the distinguished British Academy

Music record inventively illuminates research into the evolution of words relating to “light”

Sing the Gloaming record sleeve
Professor Simon Kirby collaborated with artists & musicians around Scotland to create ‘Sing the Gloaming,’ a vinyl record of experimental music grounded in research

Linguistics & English Language Professor part of project rebuilding people's lost voices

Woman using laptop with microphone
People who have lost, or are at risk of losing, their voice due to a medical condition are set to be helped by a new spin-out company that will create a personalised synthetic version of their voice.

Linguistics Professor to deliver webinar talk at United Nations Association of New York

Antonella Sorace, Linguistics Professor and Director of Bilingualism Matters, will speak at a webinar hosted by the United Nations Association of New York

Three PPLS researchers to collect COVID-19 video diaries from Edinburgh & Lothian residents

Linguistics & English Language researchers Dr Lauren Hall-Lew, Dr Claire Cowie and Dr Catherine Lai to investigate impact of COVID-19 on Edinburgh & Lothian community

Student Awards celebrate achievements of PPLS students

Students from Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences secured 10 nominations across 6 different categories at the Student Awards 2020

UK's first museum of languages travels to Edinburgh

6 boys gathered around fishpond exhibit at the 'World of Languages' pop-up museum
A series of pop-up exhibitions designed to inspire more people to learn languages is coming to Summerhall as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival (7-10 November)