Linguistics and English Language

Language evolution

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

Centre for Language Evolution website

We use a combination of laboratory techniques, computational simulation and mathematical modelling, drawing on data from language development, change, variation and emergence.


Who works in the Centre for Language Evolution?

Postgraduate study

MSc Evolution of Language and Cognition

PhD and MSc by Research programmes


Members of the Centre for Language Evolution meet regularly to discuss research, papers, and work in progress.

Centre for Language Evolution research seminars