At York, researchers collaborate across the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes to address the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our times.

Language is part of one's identity, and language connects everyone. We use language to describe how we feel, and we evaluate others based on their language. We study all these aspects of language and its use.

Our department has particularly strong partnerships within three themes: Culture and Communication, Health and Wellbeing and Justice and Equality.

Culture and Communication

We study aspects of society, of nations, and of different cultures and cultural distinctions, through the forms of language, the use of language, and the global development of language.

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Health and Wellbeing

Justice and Equality

The language we speak and the accent we have affects how others perceive us: these are important factors in our access to society, and in some cases, to justice.

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