Research Excellence Framework 2014
In the 2014 REF, Linguistics was submitted with English Literature and Modern Languages, the fourth largest unit in the sub-panel, and the only submission with equally large language and literature departments.
The group was rated 3rd of 88 English Language and Literature submissions for Research Power (that is, the average score times the number of staff submitted).
It was ranked joint 3rd for Research Environment and 7th for impact, with four out of six cases rated 4*. This large group had 40% of its work rated 4*.
The REF shows that Linguistics continues to be a large and diverse department in which nearly all staff both teach and do internationally-recognised research.