The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Applied Linguistics.
20 June 2016
Second year students that have opted to take a Year Abroad are setting off to towns and cities across the world. This year's cohort are the first to fully benefit from the new "Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad".
19 May 2016
Professor Jeannette Littlemore (PI), Dr Paula Perez-Sobrino (Post-doctoral Fellow) and Dr David Houghton (Co-I) have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, for the project 'Exploring Multimodal Metaphor and Metonymy in Advertising' (EMMA).
08 March 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the first part of the European Corpus of Academic Talk (EuroCoAT) can be searched by registered users via the internet.
18 November 2015
Video recording of the 10th annual Sinclair Lecture delivered by Professor Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA).
24 June 2015
Jennifer Giles talks about her reasons for choosing the University of Birmingham and her experience of studying the BA English Language degree programme.
16 February 2015
Dr Caroline Tagg and Dr Esther Asprey have received seed corn funding from the University's Institute of Superdiversity Research (IRiS) for a data collection trial.
25 March 2014
Full video recording of Michael Longley's poetry reading in the Bramall Music Building.
10 May 2013
Professor Tony McEnery (Lancaster University) delivered the annual John Sinclair Lecture [streaming video].
11 May 2012
Video recording of recent event introduced by Joe Bennett.
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