The module will equip you with a critical understanding of the categories of traditional grammar and their various treatments in contemporary linguistics. You will learn to apply these concepts to the description of genuine written and spoken texts at various levels of analysis. Throughout the module, we will deal with a number of topics related to modern English grammar, such as word classes, clause structure, complementation, issues surrounding the noun phrase and the verb phrase, and the relationship between grammar and lexis, among others.
Professional Research Skills for Linguists
On this module, students will work in teams responding to research briefs. Each team will be asked to conduct some linguistic research which responds to a problem or question posed by an employer or an academic research centre. They will put their linguistic expertise to work in designing the research, gathering and analysing data, and in presenting 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 conducting an effective research project.
Optional Modules (may include)
English Language Options (students choose 4)
History of the English Language
English Phonetics and Phonology
Semantics and Pragmatics
The Language Poets Use