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Linguistics Professor and Director of Bilingualism Matters elected as Fellow of the British Academy

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Linguistics Professor Antonella Sorace joins the 2020 cohort of elected Fellows of the distinguished British Academy

Music record inventively illuminates research into the evolution of words relating to “light”

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Professor Simon Kirby collaborated with artists & musicians around Scotland to create ‘Sing the Gloaming,’ a vinyl record of experimental music grounded in research

PPLS Undergraduate Teaching Office wins CAHSS colleague award

The PPLS Undergraduate Teaching Office was awarded 'Outstanding Team' at the 2020 CAHSS Colleague Recognition Awards

Professor Michela Massimi elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association

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PPLS professor elected president of the influential Philosophy of Science Association

Linguistics & English Language Professor part of project rebuilding people's lost voices

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People who have lost, or are at risk of losing, their voice due to a medical condition are set to be helped by a new spin-out company that will create a personalised synthetic version of their voice.

Linguistics Professor to deliver webinar talk at United Nations Association of New York

Antonella Sorace, Linguistics Professor and Director of Bilingualism Matters, will speak at a webinar hosted by the United Nations Association of New York

Three PPLS researchers to collect COVID-19 video diaries from Edinburgh & Lothian residents

Linguistics & English Language researchers Dr Lauren Hall-Lew, Dr Claire Cowie and Dr Catherine Lai to investigate impact of COVID-19 on Edinburgh & Lothian community

Psychology researchers and Lothian Birth Cohorts featured in BBC Two programme

PPLS researchers in Psychology Professor Ian Deary and Dr Simon Cox appear in Horizon's 'The Great British Intelligence Test' on BBC Two

Intelligence research features in online festival

Ian Deary explores intelligence and the ageing of thinking skills as part of a mini digital science festival

Student Awards celebrate achievements of PPLS students

Students from Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences secured 10 nominations across 6 different categories at the Student Awards 2020