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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.

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CPD Workshop: 人を「知る」こと、「聞き書き」とは What is ‘getting to know others’ and “Kikigaki” (interview and summarising verbatim accounts)?

This event is part of the project / event series「対話者」としての自分を振り返る ‘Reflection of self in dialogue’, developed and organised by the LFA Japanese Team’s Megumi Bailey and Yumi Nixon (Dept. Language and Linguistic Science) and Nayuta Brand (Japanese freelance teacher in Switzerland). The project has been awarded a grant from The Japan Foundation, London.


Language Teaching Forum: Online Workshop ‘Theoretical dimensions of cultural variability and their applicability in language teaching’

On Monday 13 December 2021 Irena Kuzborska (Dept. Education, York) will lead an interactive online workshop on ‘Theoretical dimensions of cultural variability and their applicability in language teaching’. The event is part of the Language Teaching Forum series.


BAAP (British Association of Academic Phoneticians) Colloquium

The British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) Colloquium 2022 is being hosted by the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York. The event will take place entirely online between 4-8th April 2022.

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Tweetin’ like you talk: Accent representation on social media

Thursday 25 November 2021

A resounding success for a talk in linguistics delivered to English Language A-level students

Poetry reading on Arabic culture and language

Thursday 18 November 2021

Poetry reading on Arabic culture and language

A new CPD workshop series for Japanese language teachers

Thursday 18 November 2021

New Japanese language education project with international invited speakers

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