English Language and Linguistics

  • Postal address

    The University of Birmingham, Birmingham

    B15 2TT

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Research at Birmingham has been at the forefront of investigations into language for decades.

We use a wide range of methods including the analysis of large corpora, critical analysis of texts and images, observation of naturalistic interactions and psycholinguistic experimentation. Our work takes a multimodal approach to language and encompasses spoken, written and signed languages, gesture and animal communication. The work carried out in the department is multidisciplinary in nature and intersects with other disciplines such as pedagogy, business and cognitive sciences. Our findings resonate in non-academic settings and have implications for education, health care, crime prevention, deafness, media and advertising.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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    Parsons, S., Azevedo, F., Elsherif, M. M., Guay, S., Shahim, O. N., Govaart, G. H., Norris, E., O’Mahony, A., Parker, A. J., Todorovic, A., Pennington, C. R., Garcia-Pelegrin, E., Lazić, A., Robertson, O., Middleton, S. L., Valentini, B., McCuaig, J., Baker, B. J., Collins, E., Fillon, A. A. & 92 others, Lonsdorf, T. B., Lim, M. C., Vanek, N., Kovacs, M., Roettger, T. B., Rishi, S., Miranda, J. F., Jaquiery, M., Stewart, S. L. K., Agostini, V., Stewart, A. J., Izydorczak, K., Ashcroft-Jones, S., Hartmann, H., Ingham, M., Yamada, Y., Vasilev, M. R., Dechterenko, F., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Yang, Y-F., LaPlume, A. A., Wolska, J. K., Henderson, E. L., Zaneva, M., Farrar, B. G., Mounce, R., Kalandadze, T., Li, W., Xiao, Q., Ross, R. M., Yeung, S. K., Liu, M., Vandegrift, M. L., Kekecs, Z., Topor, M. K., Baum, M. A., Williams, E. A., Assaneea, A. A., Bret, A., Cashin, A. G., Ballou, N., Dumbalska, T., Kern, B. M. J., Melia, C. R., Arendt, B., Vineyard, G. H., Pickering, J. S., Evans, T. R., Laverty, C., Woodward, E. A., Moreau, D., Roche, D. G., Rinke, E. M., Reid, G., Garcia-Garzon, E., Verheyen, S., Kocalar, H. E., Blake, A. R., Cockcroft, J. P., Micheli, L., Bret, B. B., Flack, Z. M., Szaszi, B., Weinmann, M., Lecuona, O., Schmidt, B., Ngiam, W. X., Mendes, A. B., Francis, S., Gall, B. J., Paul, M., Keating, C. T., Grose-Hodge, M., Bartlett, J. E., Iley, B. J., Spitzer, L., Pownall, M., Graham, C. J., Wingen, T., Terry, J., Oliveira, C. M. F., Millager, R. A., Fox, K. J., AlDoh, A., Hart, A., Akker, O. R. V. D., Feldman, G., Kiersz, D. A., Pomareda, C., Krautter, K., Al-Hoorie, A. H. & Aczel, B., 21 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Human Behaviour.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Big data in SLA: advances in methodology and analysis

    Alexopoulou, T., Meurers, D. & Murakami, A., 1 Feb 2022, The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition and technology. Ziegler, N. & González-Lloret, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge, p. 92-106 15 p. (The Routledge Handbooks in Second Language Acquisition).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Building a specialised audiovisual corpus

    Thompson, P., 9 Feb 2022, The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. O'Keeffe, A. & McCarthy, M. (eds.). Second ed. London: Routledge, p. 75-88 14 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter