About the CLR

The CLR brings together linguists from across the university. Our members work wtih a range of theoretical frameworks, and over than a dozen Germanic, Romance, Slavonic and Asian languages.

Shedding light on how we learn languages

A £1 million grant awarded to Dr Dagmar Divjak and team to help understand what speakers know about languages and improve how we learn languages.

Leverhulme Trust grant>

Centre for Linguistic Research

In April, the CLR hosted the first annual Sheffield Linguistics Big Data meets Big Theory symposium, with 16 talks from Europe, Asia, and North America.

Conference website>

Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2018

The CLR is hosting the 2018 annual meeting of the LAGB, including a linguistics summer school for postgraduates, from September 11-14. Registration is open now!

Registration and Programme>

Leading research

From historical linguistics to language acquisition, dialectology and new theoretical approaches, explore our research clusters and current projects

Research clusters> Current research projects>

Postgraduate study

We offer breadth of expertise across all major linguistic subdisciplines and specialise in more than a dozen European and Asian languages

Postgraduate courses> Funding opportunities >
Information for Postgraduates