Linguistics and English Language

Research areas

Find out more about our research areas and centres

Developmental linguistics

Theoretical and experimental research on linguistic development; Edinburgh Laboratory for Language Development; Bilingualism Matters

English Language

Linguistic theory, historical linguistics and language variation as applied to the English language

Language evolution

Our aim is to understand the origins and evolution of language.

Language in context

Studying how the social, interpersonal, and discursive context of language shapes its forms and uses

Language variation and change

Exploring linguistic variation and change, with a particular focus on quantitative models

Meaning and grammar

Syntax, semantics, pragmatics, morphology and their interfaces

Phonetics and phonology

Phonetics and Phonology Research Group