UCL Linguistics has an eminent reputation for its work in theoretical linguistics, which has attracted significant funding. Our research is aimed at discovering the nature and origin of the principles and representations that characterise the form, acquisition and use of human language. We are interested in many aspects of language, ranging from core grammatical knowledge (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) and the interpretation of utterances in context (pragmatics) to aspects of normal and abnormal language development (language acquisition, infant communicative development, and specific language impairment), and language impairments in aphasia and dementia.

Our department provides an ideal environment for research students.


Main Contacts

 Role  Person Email Telephone Number
Head of Research Department
Ad Neeleman 020 7679 4045
Executive Officer
Richard Jardine
020 7679 4245
Graduate Tutor
Robyn Carston
020 7679 4037
Teaching & Learning Team Manager
Stefanie Anyadi
020 7679 4224

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