News from 2015

  • Case PhD studentship

    We are delighted to announce that the department has successfully bid for a CASE PhD studentship under the umbrella of the North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

  • LAEL Research Internships

    Each year the department offers paid, research internships to second-year Linguistics and English Language undergraduates.

  • CASS granted ESRC funding to continue for five more years

    The Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) will receive £2.5 million funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the University to continue existing activities and pursue a new research programme for five more years.

  • Free online learning course - Dyslexia and language teaching

    We are pleased to announce the next run of the free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching’ between 16th of April and 13th of May 2018.

  • Lancaster Linguistics plays leading role in new Heritage Language Consortium

    The Department of Linguistics and English Language and the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science will play a leading role in the new Heritage Language Consortium. The Consortium is a strategic partnership for the study of heritage languages in Europe and involves six leading universities in the UK, Germany and Portugal, as well as the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • LAEL student receives Chancellor's Medal

    Congratulations to Linguistics and English Language student Manuel Gonzalez Perez, awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for exceptional performance in Postgraduate Study.

  • Panos gives TEDx talk on the amazing benefits of multilingualism

    The amazing benefits of bilingualism: At TEDxLondonBusinessSchool Professor Panos Athanasopoulos compares bilingualism to binocular vision and demonstrates how learning additional languages allows us to become attuned to perceptual dimensions that we weren't aware of before!

  • Masters dissertation awarded international prize

    The department would like to congratulate Martin Stark on winning the prestigious Caroline Clapham IELTS Master's Award.

  • LAEL hosts Health and Science Communication event

    LAEL hosted a successful Health and Science Communication BAAL SIG event on “Chronic disease and language: Understanding social and linguistic representations to improve treatment and prevention”

  • PhD student wins Best Poster Award at conference

    Attendees at the Language Testing Forum conference selected Olena Rossi’s poster as the winner of the LTF Poster Prize 2017.