Research course

Linguistics and English Language

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

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

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:
  • Centre for Speech Technology Research

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pplspgoffice@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5002