At Essex, we believe in researching the complex and fascinating domain of language and linguistics from every angle.
Our world-class researchers tackle diverse questions like:
Our renowned research profile is supported by research centres, specialised research groups, regular meetinsg of seminar talks, and our invigorating postraduate research community.
See below for information on each of these areas.
"More than three-quarters of our research is ranked `world-leading’ or `internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), and we’re ranked among the top 150 departments in the world (QS World University Rankings)."
Our research centres facilitate pioneering, interdisciplinary work at the vanguard of linguistic research:
During term time, we host a regular departmental seminars with internationally-acclaimed guest speakers discussing cutting-edge research on different topics in language and linguistics. These events are open to everyone and keep our students and faculty linked to current research throughout the UK and abroad.
Contact Prof Peter Patrick for more information on our seminar series.
We also host many conferences and workshops which cover a range of topics, such as applied linguistics, modern language teaching, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics.
From improving methods to teach foreign languages, to the study of how language is acquired and represented in the mind, our students are creating new knowledge in many areas of language and linguistics.