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Language and Linguistic Science

A dynamic and innovative department, our expertise spans the arts and sciences. We offer an exciting range of courses combining modern foreign languages, English language, and linguistics. Find out more about our department.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021

  • We’re ranked 1st in the UK for the quality of our research - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021). Also, 100% of our research impact was rated 4* - REF’s highest rating.
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Equality and Diversity

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.



International Women's Day Film Screening and Q&A: Surviving Translation

On Thursday 7th March, we will show a film screening of Surviving Translation, co-created and co-produced by Dr Charlotte Bosseaux (University of Edinburgh). A Q&A will follow the screening. This is a special colloquium event to mark International Women's Day.


Two CPD courses on Conversation Analysis in June 2024

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication (CASLC), an interdisciplinary centre led by the department of Language and Linguistic Science and the department of Sociology, will be leading two CPD courses this year from their suite of Conversation Analysis courses for professionals and researchers.


York Conference on Conversation Analysis

On the 12th July 2024, a group of PGR students from the Department of Language and Linguistic Science and the Department of Sociology are hosting the inaugural York Conference on Conversation Analysis (YorCCA).

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News from our PGR community - December 2023-February 2024

Wednesday 21 February 2024

We have more wonderful news to share from our vibrant PGR community at the department of Language and Linguistic Science.

LeCTIS Seminar on stand-by interpreting in police interviews by Eloísa Monteoliva García

Thursday 15 February 2024

Our Director of Professional Language Learning, Dr. Eloísa Monteoliva García, made a presentation last February 8th as part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series organised by the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Leicester. The talk was titled: “Stand-by Interpreting in Police Interviews: Negotiating Role(s) and Participation”.

University funding to grow forensic speech science casework and CPD

Monday 22 January 2024

The Forensic Speech Science (FSS) group within the Department of Language and Linguistic Science has been awarded £323,596 to build strands of commercial engagement, as part of the University’s Building Industrial Engagement and Impact initiative.

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