Bristol Centre for Linguistics (BCL)

We are interested in how the languages spoken in Bristol contribute to its vibrancy and what their use tells us about society more widely.

The Centre aims to promote the visibility of linguistics and the relevance of language research to the wider public, and to form partnerships for the exchange of expertise with other universities and organisations outside academia.

The current research within the Centre comprises five main strands and our researchers explore a variety of disciplines of language research – from psycholinguistics to sociolinguistics, looking at the language of the past, to the here and now, investigating writing, speech and the nonverbal.

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Research at BCL

Our research strands, current projects and activities.


A list of our staff, current and past students.

Seminar series and events

Current and past events from the BCL.


View our current and past publications.

Contact us

Centre contact details for any enquiries or feedback.

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