About this website

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All About Linguistics is written and maintained by undergraduate linguistics students at the University of Sheffield, supported by staff in the School of English.

The website aims to share information about linguistics with people outside the University, including A-Level students thinking of going on to study linguistics, parents wishing to understand how their child is learning language, and anyone and everyone who is simply interested in language and its study.

By exploring this site, you will:

  • discover the discipline of linguistics and find out what linguists do
  • deepen your knowledge of language study – perhaps giving you a head start on your English Language coursework
  • gain an insight into the varied range of opportunities a degree in English Language and Linguistics can offer
We hope you will enjoy your journey into linguistics as you explore the site.

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Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.