Linguistics and English Language

About our research

We are ranked as the top Linguistics department in the UK, thanks to our world-leading research in Linguistics and English Language

Our large and inter-disciplinary research team work on all aspects of language, from theoretical to applied linguistics. We collaborate with researchers at Edinburgh and around the world in projects covering biology, education, psychology, cognitive science, and speech and language technologies. 

Research areas

Find out more about our research areas and centres

Research highlights

A selection of current projects in Linguistics and English Language

Impact and outreach

How our research affects the world beyond academia

Labs and facilities

Research facilities available across the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Talk series and reading groups

Regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers

Research-related resources

Resources from research projects or publicising research

Research conferences

Links to upcoming and previous research conferences

Research ethics guidance

Research centres

We host multiple research centres, the Edinburgh Lab for Language Development, and work closely with colleagues in Psychology as part of the internationally recognised Psycholinguistics research team.