Established in 2008 (but looking back to several centuries of linguistic studies at Oxford), the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics is the youngest Faculty within the Humanities Division. With its research and teaching profile which encompasses Theoretical Linguistics, Experimental Linguistics, and Historical and Comparative Linguistics it offers a uniquely stimulating and diverse academic environment. Among its 20 postholders there are specialists in Phonology, Phonetics, Semantics, Syntax, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, the linguistics of all major European languages, as well as Classical and Indo-European Comparative Philology.
The Faculty is housed in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, which occupies part of the former Clarendon Press Institute on the east side of Walton Street. Most graduate courses in Linguistics and Philology are held in the building, and offices for both academic and administrative staff are also located here; facilities for graduate students include a common room, computer workstations and printing and photocopying equipment.
The Faculty also maintains two Laboratories for experimental research, the Language and Brain Laboratory for Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics and the Phonetics Laboratory. Both of these are situated in a separate building in the immediate vicinity of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.