Our large and inter-disciplinary research team work on all aspects of language, from theoretical to applied linguistics.
With 95 researchers, Edinburgh Modern Languages and Linguistics research is ranked 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education (THE) in terms of quality and breadth. Our research has widely benefitted society through the work of Bilingualism Matters, which provides advocacy, advice and materials for multilingual schools and families through its 27 branches worldwide, and the SpeakUnique service of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, enabling recipients of an artificial voice to have it sound as close as possible to their natural one. Our Centre for Language Evolution is one of several world-leading research groups within LEL, where students enjoy first-rate facilities and an outstanding research environment.
We collaborate with researchers at Edinburgh and around the world in projects covering biology, education, psychology, cognitive science, and speech and language technologies.
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Labs and facilities
Research facilities available across the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
PPLS Academic visitors
We welcome applications from academic staff based in overseas institutions wishing to visit the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences (PPLS)