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.


03 March 2017

Why do metaphors work?

Inaugural lecture of Professor Jeannette Littlemore, Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics

29 November 2016

Michaela Mahlberg at the Hay Festival

Professor Michaela Mahlberg, interviewed at the Hay Festival, talks about Corpus Linguistics as a method of quickly surveying word usage in texts and illustrates how we can use it to analyse Dickens.

30 September 2016

EMMA goes to Brussels

Dr Paula Perez-Sobrino and Professor Jeannette Littlemore showcased their Marie Curie project at the 'Science is wonder-ful! –European Researchers' Night' event in the Parliamentarium in Brussels.

22 June 2016

Sinclair Lecture 2016

The 11th Sinclair Lecture was delivered by Professor Michaela Mahlberg, Chair in Corpus Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Corpus Research.

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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.

Centre for Corpus Research

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