Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences, University of Newcastle

The strengths of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) were both its breadth of expertise, enabling it to pursue inquiry into human language from a great variety of perspectives, and its pool of interdisciplinary research activities bridging theory and application.

With around 40 academic staff in linguistics and language sciences across Newcastle University, CRiLLs was one of the largest teams of linguists in Europe.

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Key resource:

  • Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English

CRiLLS was a founding member of the CLARIN-UK consortium in 2015, but ceased to exist in 2017.