Reserach grants

We have a variety of grants available for students seeking to carry out linguistic research.

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Linguistic DNA of modern western thought

The Linguistic DNA project, funded by the AHRC, is mapping semantic and conceptual change in Early Modern English by applying computational tools to tens of thousands of digitised Early Modern texts.

The Linguistic DNA project website

Language variation in Czech

Fundamental research into how speakers experience and participate in language use is at the heart of a project led by Professor Neil Bermel in the School of Languages and Cultures, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Language variation in Czech research pages

Overlapping talk in conversation

Professor Bill Wells has been awarded an Emeritus Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to work on “Overlapping talk in conversation: phonetics, phonology and interaction”.

Overlapping talk research website

Migration in discourse and experience

Dr Kristine Horner is the academic lead on this WUN project that explores the relationship between language and culture to inform our understanding of migration discourses and experiences.

Migration in discourse website

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.