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

Ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

An emphasis on communication and confidence in our language programmes

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

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Computer tools for Computational Morphology

Departmental Colloquium - Raphael Finkel (University of Kentucky)


Fuzzy contrasts in sound change

Departmental Colloquium - Patrycja Strycharczuk (Queen Margaret University)


Departmental Colloquium - Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford)

Departmental Colloquium - Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford)


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

Vacancy for Lecturer

We are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Linguistics with a specialism in syntax and psycholinguistics, to start in September 2016.

  • Application deadline: 31 May 2016
  • For more information click here.