Research course

Linguistics & English Language

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

Research in speech technology is carried out at the Centre for Speech Technology Research, a collaboration between PPLS and Informatics:

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pplspg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 5002