The purpose of the Linguistics Research Group is to showcase the linguistics research currently being carried out at Edge Hill University, by both staff and students.
This research includes (but is not limited to) applied linguistics, English historical linguistics, sociolinguistics/studies of language contact and corpus linguistics. The group provides opportunities for researchers to talk through work in progress, promote their work, and foster networks that might lead to future collaborations.
The group’s primary knowledge exchange activity is the Linguistics Research Seminar Series. This online seminar aims for a minimum of four and a maximum of six speakers per academic year. The majority of these speakers are external. However it is also a space for established academics as well as PhD researchers within EHU English Language to present on their completed or ongoing research projects/recent publications. Each speaker is allocated one hour, of which 30-45 mins is for the presentation itself and the rest of the time is for questions/discussion. It is aimed at anyone interested in linguistics: linguists, students of linguistics and English language (both prospective and current), academics and students (internal and external) in disciplines that focus on language (e.g. Media, Law, Politics, Psychology), prospective Edge Hill students and interested members of the public.