Welcome to PhilSoc

The Philological Society (PhilSoc) was established in 1830 and  is the oldest learned society in Great Britain devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages. As well as encouraging all aspects of the study of language, PhilSoc has a particular interest in historical and comparative linguistics, and in the structure, development, and varieties of Modern English.

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Lecture & AGM

A formal theory of idiolect and its forensic applications
Dr Andrea Nini (Manchester)

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News & Announcements

In memoriam Tony Kroch (1946–2021)
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021

PhilSoc announces new President
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Funding & Bursaries

Information about funding support available from PhilSoc may be found here