The Linguistics Department at Queen Mary University of London is internationally recognized as a centre for world leading research. We offer a unique combination of expertise in generative linguistics, experimental linguistics and sociolinguistics.
The faculty and students in this Department of Linguistics study both the structural and the social aspects of language as well as their interaction. We specialize in phonetics/phonology (Chong, de Leeuw, McCarthy), morphology (Harbour), syntax (Adger, Borer, van Urk, Drummond), formal semantics (Marti, Pearson), sociolinguistics (ben-Aaron, Cheshire, Cotter, Ebner, Kasstan, Levon, Lyons, Sharma), and experimental linguistics (Stockall).
The Department is a member of the ESRC-funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science doctoral training partnership (LISS DTP), 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 for the best students, and provide our students with access to a range of research training activities, and opportunities to develop research relationships with fellow students and staff at other London universities. We are also active members of the QMUL Centre for Mind and Society and the QMUL Life Sciences Initiative.
We offer two types of postgraduate degree programmes: