The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Applied Linguistics.
08 April 2022
MA TESOL student Dimitrios Tsampallas provides five reasons why studying for a Masters in English Language and Linguistics could be your perfect next step.
10 February 2022
Gareth Carrol presents a collection of "modern idioms", which have become a part of our vocabulary in the past 50 years or so.
24 November 2021
Vernacular English is seen as a tool for those in charge to reach the people, but not as a medium for the fundamental processes of political decision-making itself.
15 October 2021
English Language and Linguistics PhD student Ashley Blake has written about the importance of International Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day and her research study for adults with learning difficulties.
14 June 2021
Professor Jeanette Littlemore discusses how Jonathan Van Tam and others use metaphors when talking about the Covid-19 Pandemic, and why it works.
12 May 2021
The 'missing link' that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words describing the world around us
30 March 2021
A new module in the Department of English Language and Linguistics gives all of our undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a project set by an employer.
24 February 2021
Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Jeanette Littlemore, has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
18 December 2020
Professor Dagmar Divjak comments on the British Academy joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on the decline of language learning across the English speaking world
09 December 2020
In this post, Mary Hind-Portley comments on Dickens's Christmas Carol with a focus on its religious elements.
12 November 2020
The Department of English Language and Linguistics is inviting applications for studentships as part of the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities and the ESRC-funded Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnerships.
16 October 2020
Dr Winter is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics. His research will involve the construction and analysis of large multimodal corpora to explore ways of combating innumeracy, the numerical equivalent of illiteracy
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