Advanced Language Works A

English, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

College of Arts and Law


Code 22442

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules 23622 (or equivalent, for non-UoB students). ‘You must have completed at least one year of appropriate study in this discipline.’

Module description

The module expands core linguistic knowledge gained at Level C in Language Works A and B, especially in the areas of phonology and morphology. Sub-topics you will cover include pronunciation in continuous speech, allophonic variation, the theoretical status of the phoneme, morphophonological variation, word formation, verb morphology and the grammatical functions of the verb group such as modality, tense, aspect and voice. Particular attention is given to logical categorisation of forms, accuracy and economy in description and the ability to research the relevant supporting literature, including the OED. Knowledge gained in this module should both support and provide inspiration for the research strand of your programme (e.g., Research Skills in Language, Dissertation or Research Project).

Teaching and learning methods