What is the relationship between accents and social status? How can voice recognition technologies be improved? How does a child learn language? What do the world’s languages have in common, and how are they different? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.
We have a cutting edge approach to linguistics, studying theory, real-world implications and applications. We currently stand as one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Each and every area of language is covered by one of our world-leading academics, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.
Our internationally-recognised staff deliver a programme consistently rated among the best in the world. Whether you want to understand more about accents or the benefits of multilingualism, how people communicate across cultures or how politicians use words to persuade, we have expertise in virtually every area. We have excellent library resources and a large Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degree programme.