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We offer a wide range of  degrees right across the fields of English Language and Linguistics.

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Masters Study

We have an exciting range of postgraduate programmes, both campus-based and by distance.

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Postgraduate lecturing

We offer PhDs in Linguistics (by Research Only) and Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.

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A young research subject

For the last forty years, we have been known for cutting-edge empirically-based theoretical and applied research in a wide range of research areas. We constantly strive to make links with potential users of our work.

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Latest News

Luke Harding keynote talk at the Asian Association for Language Assessment

Luke Harding will give the keynote talk at the Asian Association for Language Assessment annual conference taking place on May 20-21 in Bali, Indonesia. The talk is titled “Diagnostic language assessment: from theory to practice”. Luke will also deliver a pre-conference workshop on assessing listening.

LAEL bilingual cognition research on BBC Discovery programme

Listen to Panos and Patrick talk about bilingualism and the brain in a first of a two-part documentary on the benefits of bilingualism: Tune in for the second part on May 16: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tknz9

Research on metaphors for cancer in the news

LAEL research on metaphors for cancer (ESRC-funded ‘Metaphor in End of Life Care’ project) has recently been reported in: Huffington post UK (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-mark-taubert/language-around-cancer_b_9758290.html) and Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (http://www.svd.se/dags-att-sluta-kampa-mot-cancern)

Austrian election and the Politics of Fear

Ruth Wodak has been interviewed widely this week in relation to the Austrian presidential election and the narrow defeat of the rightwing Freedom party.