Department of English Language and Linguistics

QS World University Rankings 2020 English Language & Literature Top 50The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Applied Linguistics.

LATEST NEWS

16 November 2018

Liminality in David Copperfield

In this guest post, Sophie Phelps explores 'liminal' Dickensian characters who are not quite children and not quite adults, as she shows with a case study of David Copperfield's "child-wife" Dora.

01 November 2018

10 place rise in THE World University Rankings 2019

We are now ranked 70 in the subject ranking for arts and humanities, which covers art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.

17 October 2018

Pattern Grammar in the Classroom

Dr Suganthi John and Dr Crayton Walker are in Newcastle to deliver teacher training workshops on 'Pattern Grammar in the Classroom' at International House (Newcastle) for DELTA trainees and language teachers.

10 October 2018

OutLiar

Olu Popoola, a PhD researcher at CCR, has launched OutLiar, a deception blog that showcases investigative linguistic techniques and explores instances of (alleged) duplicity, doublespeak and disinformation in global affairs past and present.

06 September 2018

The Language of Fake News

Writing for the Birmingham Brief, Professor Jack Grieve, Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics examines the challenge of fake news, and how the language used in it could be the key to its detection.

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We are proud to offer throughout the academic year a series of events and research seminars, closely tied to the department's academic work.

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