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New report finds accents still act as a barrier to social mobility
The report, co-produced by Linguistics lecturer Dr Christian Ilbury highlights a clear link between accents, socioeconomic background and social mobility.
PPLS graduate publishes book on adoption
The new book co-authored by Linguistics graduate Hannah Feben-Smith is available for purchase now.
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
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
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.