English Language and Linguistics second year modules

Compulsory modules

Structure of English

Structure of English extends the study of two core areas of linguistics: Grammar and Phonetics and Phonology. Students will study both disciplines in detail, building on the foundational work from year one. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of how to analyse language according to its grammatical properties, and develop an understanding of how we can classify and study the sounds of a language. These skills will then be applied in many of the option modules taken elsewhere on the programme.

Professional Research Skills for Linguists 

On this module, students will work in teams to plan a linguistic research project which responds to a problem or question posed by an employer or an academic researcher. Students will put their linguistic expertise to work in exploring and evaluating possible methods and sources of data, then these skills will be utilised to gather and analyse data, and to present their findings, orally and in writing. The module will develop important academic and professional skills such as responding to a brief, working as part of a team, and designing an effective research project.

Optional modules (may include)

English Language Options (students choose 4) 

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Data Skills for a Digital World
  • History of the English Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language Education and Literacy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Stylistics