The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Applied Linguistics.
06 December 2019
Figurative Tropes in the Excitable Edgar Video. The EMMA project team write for the Birmingham Perspective
18 October 2019
The university of Birmingham is now working with the National Literacy Trust to boost literacy levels in our city.
16 October 2019
The corpus of African American Writers 1892-1912 is now available from the CLiC web app, with novels from Charles W. Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E.W. Harper & James Weldon Johnson.
11 October 2019
Creative persuasion practices have officially moved past the notion of magazines, billboards, or TV commercials, and are engaging with audiences in new ways.
09 October 2019
The purpose of the ads was to draw attention to the important work that the Umbrella Health Trust does in a light hearted and memorable way through the creative use of language.
01 October 2019
The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics showcases a great deal of Birmingham research in the newly published issue 24(3), "Constructions in Applied Linguistics", edited by Susan Hunston and Florent Perek.
05 July 2019
The three winners of the GLARE competition visited campus today, where Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Whitby, presented them with a certificate and a set of signed books by author Robin Stevens.
25 June 2019
Professor Paul Baker (Lancaster) delivered the 2019 Sinclair Lecture.
21 June 2019
Starting 1 July - You'll get an introduction to the main approaches used in linguistic research, including linguistic experiments and discourse analysis.
09 April 2019
Professor Michaela Mahlberg and Viola Wiegand from the CLiC Project will be giving a talk as part of the Aston University's Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC) seminar series on 30 April 2019.
27 March 2019
Staff at the University of Birmingham have been investigating humans' capacity to communicate without speech and relying only in their gestures.
22 March 2019
Round two hosted by the Department of English Language and Linguistics, including a mini-olympiad for local schools.
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