University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Linguistics and English Language

Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh is the pre-eminent department for the study of both Linguistics and English Language in the UK, having ranked top in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. We have an outstanding international reputation in many areas of Linguistics & English Language research. We can offer expert supervision across a wide range of topics, including: - developmental linguistics, including first and second language acquisition - discourse Analysis - historical English Linguistics, including the syntax, morphology, and phonology from the earliest periods to the present day - language evolution - linguistic fieldwork - morphology, including word formation - phonetics and phonology, including diachronic phonology and the phonology of varieties of English and their history - Scots - sociolinguistics - speech technology - syntax and semantics, including theoretical syntax, descriptive syntax of English, diachronic syntax and both lexical and formal semantics - various theoretical approaches to the study of language The School has expertise in all areas of Linguistics and English Language work, represented by a number of research groups: - Developmental Linguistics - English Language - Language Evolution & Computation (LEC) - Language in Context - Language Variation and Change (LVC) - Meaning & Grammar - Phonetics & Phonology

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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