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  • Third Lancaster-Ghent linguistics symposium

    On Saturday 29 September 2018, we welcomed three colleagues from Ghent University to Lancaster for the third Lancaster-Ghent linguistics symposium.

  • Ruth Wodak receives the ‘Lebenswerk Preis’

    Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Ruth Wodak, who will receive the prestigious Lebenswerk-Preis (Lifetime Achievement Award) from the Austrian Ministry for Women, Families & Youth.

  • University Entrance

    Linguistics ranked 3rd in the UK

    The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University has maintained its 3rd place position in 2019 Times Good University guide.

  • Award winning work on the language of Polari

    Marion McClintock talks to Professor Paul Baker of Linguistics and English Language about his recent staff award for work on the language of Polari and its contribution to uncovering and highlighting LGBT heritage.

  • What are young children doing with digital media in homes and pre-schools?

    Under 8s across Europe and beyond are growing up in media-rich homes and public areas yet access to, and parents and teachers’ understanding of, digital technologies various enormously, say researchers.

  • PhD student wins TIRF grant

    Congratulations to language testing PhD student Salomé Villa Larenas who has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education.

  • Emily Gorman wins the 2018 Anna Siewierska prize

    Congratulations to Emily Gorman, this years winner of the Anna Siewierska prize. Linguistics and English Language undergraduate Emily Gorman graduates next week with a first class BA Hons in English Language.

  • International Symposium on Content and Language Integrated Learning

    On 28th June 2018, Dr. Oksana Afitska from the Department of Linguistics and English Language with financial support from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Strategic Internationalisation Fund, Lancaster University, hosted an International Symposium on Content and Language Integrated Learning.

  • LUSO 2018 provides unique opportunity to tackle HE challenges

    Portuguese government officials and officers from top English and Portuguese universities will join academics to discuss current and future challenges for research and higher education in the UK, Portugal and Europe.

  • British National Corpus 2014: A sociolinguistic book is out

    Have you ever wondered what real spoken English looks like? Have you ever asked the question of whether people from different backgrounds (based on gender, age, social class etc.) use language differently? Have you ever thought it would be interesting to investigate how much English has changed over the last twenty years?