Student and lecturer


At University of Liverpool, research in sociolinguistics focuses in particular on the relationship between society and language, drawing on expertise from Modern Languages.

Postgraduate research opportunities 

With specialists exploring sociolinguistic issues in the Francophone, Hispanophone and Italophone world, as well as in the Middle East, Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool is ideally positioned to provide a range of national and transnational perspectives on research into language and society.

Student studying

PhD hub

  • Visit our PhD hub to find out about our PhD programmes, studentships and more.
  • Find out about our current PhD students and their research topics.
  • Contact our staff to discuss possibilities for supervision of your research project.


Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool is home to a critical mass of researchers examining the linguistic landscape, including a wide range of questions around language in the public space. 

Our research themes are:

  • Linguistic Landscapes
  • New Speakers
  • Language Policy
  • Minority and regional languages
  • Language and new media.

Find out more across all disciplines and feel free to contact us to discuss collaborations.

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