Final Year Modules

Compulsory Modules

Clinical Linguistics

This module will introduce students to a range of language impairments in children and adults. It will draw on detailed linguistic knowledge to consider developmental disorders of speech and language in children and acquired and degenerative language disorders in adults. Students will be given the opportunity to analyse language data to consider the impact of specific conditions across all linguistic subsystems, including phonetics and phonology, syntax and morphology and semantics and pragmatics. The module will focus on the linguistic aspects, but will also consider approaches to diagnosis, rehabilitation and therapy.

Exploring Linguistic Diversity

This module gives an introduction to the diversity and essential characteristics of the world’s languages, how data is collected in linguistic typology and how it can be described and analysed. It will draw on and extend the concepts and methods that students have acquired in their English language studies thus far, to tackle one of the fundamental questions in contemporary linguistics: how much do languages differ from each other? We will study this question across a range of linguistic subsystems including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, drawing on case studies from languages around the world. The issue of language endangerment and the challenges of language documentation will also be discussed.

Optional Modules (may include) 

Language Dissertation 


Language Investigation 

English Language Options (students choose 2 or 3) 

  • Discourse and Society 

  • English Language Teaching 

  • A Common Language? English in the U.K. and the U.S.A. (and beyond) 

  • Animal Communication and Language Evolution 

  • Authorship Analysis 

  • Business Discourse and Communication 

  • Clinical Linguistics

  • Evaluative Language 

  • Exploring Linguistic Diversity

  • Language and New Media

  • Language and the Mind 

  • Language, Senses and Sound Symbolism

  • Phraseology