English Language year 2 modules

Compulsory modules

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 research centre. They will put their linguistic expertise to work in exploring and evaluating possible methods and sources of data. 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.

English Grammar 

This module expands students’ core knowledge of grammar gained at Level C (first year). The chief goal is to familiarize students with the concepts and terminology used to describe the structure of English phrases and sentences, and instruct them in the rudiments of grammatical analysis and argumentation. 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. 

Optional modules (may include)

English Language Options (students choose 4) 

  • Discourse Analysis

  • History of the English Language 

  • English Phonetics and Phonology

  • Psycholinguistics 

  • Semantics and Pragmatics 

  • Sociolinguistics 

  • The Language Poets Use