Ranked #1 English Language programme provider in the UK for 'Teaching on my course' (NSS 2023) and #1 Linguistics department for Research Outputs (REF 2021)
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).
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Our courses in both English Language and in Linguistics offer an exciting range of coverage, flexiblity in choosing options, and skills suitable for a wide range of careers.
Our department was top-ranked in the UK for research quality (outputs) in the latest research assessment (REF 2021, see THE rankings). We offer a unique combination of expertise in formal linguistics, experimental linguistics and sociolinguistics.
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QM linguists present work at MIT for NELS 54 conference 2 February, 2024
Prof. Cotter and RJ Hellyer present at AAA/CASCA in Toronto 22 November, 2023
QMOPAL49: New paper in Queen Mary's Occasional Papers Advancing Linguistics 8 November, 2023
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