The University of Aberdeen prides itself in being a centre of new and vibrant research into a wide range of subfields of linguistic study.

Staff research interests drive the teaching programme: current research is focussed on topics including discourse analysis, language variation and change, language attitudes, language learning (both as a child and an adult), bilingualism, and the linguistic ecology of Scotland.

The Centre for Linguistic Research co-ordinates the research activities of staff and students in Language and Linguistics at Aberdeen. A developing programme of events will take place over the course of the next academic year.