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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

Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

A new festival is celebrating Edinburgh’s linguistic diversity, with Bilingualism Matters as a founding partner

Scots Wird Hunt at Edinburgh Libraries

A magnifying glass hovers over a Scots Dictionary entry for "Wird" (Word)
University linguists team up with Scottish Language Dictionaries and local Scots speakers to illuminate the language's rich history

Clues that suggest lying may be deceptive

False true
The verbal and physical signs of lying are harder to detect than people believe, a study suggests

Baby talk words build language skills

The more baby talk words that infants are exposed to the quicker they grasp language, a study suggests.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Languages, love and feminist philosophy

PPLS researchers at the Fringe - promotional artwork for shows
Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Linguistics professor to inspire new generation of students at Summer Showcase

Geoff Pullum will make the case for why the study of linguistics matters at the British Academy event for schools and colleges