Language is central to all aspects of human life: communicating with one another, thinking and reasoning, creating social relations, and passing on ideas and discoveries to future generations. Linguistics is the study of this unique human ability. At Queen Mary we study the nature of language (its structure, and its connection to thought) as well as how it is used (across individuals, situations, and time).
The UK Language Variation and Change 12 conference is taking place at Queen Mary 3-5 September. More details linked below.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain is taking place at Queen Mary 9-12 September. More details linked below.
Our department was top-ranked in the UK in the last research assessment (REF 2014). We offer a unique combination of expertise in formal linguistics, experimental linguistics and sociolinguistics.
Tom Rausch publishes in Translation and Interpreting Studies
13 February, 2020
Daniel Harbour presenting at the University of Cambridge
10 February, 2020
Pietro Baggio publishes in Linguistic Inquiry
5 February, 2020