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

News from the Babylab

Friday 17 October 2014

Academics in action

Wednesday 15 October 2014

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The decline of V2 and its impact on the functional load of subjects in the history of English

Departmental Colloquium - Bettelou Los (University of Edinburgh)


The coevolution of word durations, predictability and prosodic context in the ONZE corpus

Departmental Colloquium - Márton Sóskuthy (University of York)


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