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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.
Learn more about the 2021 REF results


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Equality and Diversity

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



Serate Italiane Talk: Insegnare metodologia musicale in Italia

Talk on methodology in music education in Italy, part of the Serate Italiane series


Interpreting and translation in the language classroom - friends or foes?

This interactive workshop will explore different approaches to using translation and interpreting in the language classroom and will provide a forum to discuss the pedagogical value of interpreting and translation for language learning and teaching.

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News from our PGR community (September-December 2023)

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Our community of PhD students is very active and vibrant, and their research findings have reached far and wide this semester!. These are some of the latest academic presentations by the department’s doctoral researchers since September 2023.

Doctoral researcher Victoria Noble speaks about the Welsh language on a languages podcast

Thursday 30 November 2023

Doctoral researcher Vicki Noble joined York graduate Danny Bate’s podcast A Language I love is… and discussed some of the unique features of Welsh.

Dr Gustavo Góngora-Goloubintseff presents research on Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Wikipedia at Warwick seminar series

Monday 6 November 2023

Dr Gustavo Góngora-Goloubintseff, Associate Lecturer in our department, has recently taken part in the Warwick Seminar Series presenting research on Multimodal Discourse Analysis.

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