Our department covers all core areas of linguistics, with particular strengths in formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, and experimental linguistics:
- Phonetics/phonology - Chong, de Leeuw, McCarthy
- Morphology - Harbour
- Syntax - Adger, Borer, van Urk
- Formal semantics - Martí, Pearson
- Sociolinguistics - Cheshire, Cotter, Kasstan, Levon, Lyons, Sharma
- Psycholinguistics - Stockall
See our research pages for more information about our specializations and research activities.
The Department is a member of the ESRC-funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, the Leverhulme-funded Mobile People: QMUL Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships, and an associate member of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership.
Membership in these consortia allows us to compete for prestigious and highly competitive funding awards, and provide our students with access to a range of training activities and opportunities to develop relationships with students and staff at other London institutions.
We are also active members of the QMUL Centre for Mind and Society and the QMUL Life Sciences Initiative.