Student satisfaction of 94% on linguistics programmes in the National Student Survey 2013

Ranked 2nd in the UK for linguistics research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise

An emphasis on communication and confidence in our language programmes

Our graduates in language and linguistics have highly sought-after skills

Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Why study at York?

Department news

Le Tour de France virtuel

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Double success at York Talks

Sunday 12 January 2014

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Building a dialogue between language teaching and second language acquisition theory

One day workshop to share ideas from a range of viewpoints within language learning about how researchers can learn from teaching practice and teachers can learn from research


Redundancy and the notion of local context

Departmental Colloquium - Jacopo Romoli (University of Ulster)


At York we are driven by an interest in what language is, in every sense. 

  • Our teaching and research has been consistently highly-rated over a number of years. 
  • We are one of the few departments in the UK to combine the study of modern languages with linguistic study, and our BA degrees offer a variety of combinations of languages and linguistics.
  • Our degrees equip our students with a variety of practical and analytical skills which have significant value in the modern world.

Our university encourages research-led teaching. We offer a wide range of courses guiding you into linguistic research in the final year BA modules and MA modules.

Professor Peter Sells
Head of Department