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Applied Linguistics (PhD - MPhil)

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  • Objectives
    At PhD/MPhil level, we aim for students to make the transition into fully-fledged, independent academic researchers, with the skills necessary to present their research orally as well as in writing, in addition to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. Such independence is achieved on the basis of a full appreciation of the hallmarks of good scholarship, such as original thought, the proper use of references and background material, appropriate use of methodology and accountable reporting procedures, and it is these priorities that we aim to impart to our students. Once equipped with the generic and discipline-specific tools for carrying out research, you will pursue your particular research interests, supported by regular meetings with your supervisor and attendance at PhD/MPhil seminars
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good degree in linguistics or a closely related subject.
  • Academic Title
    Applied Linguistics (PhD / MPhil)
  • Course description
    Staff research areas
    Current research centres around: bilingualism and multilingualism; child language development; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics; sociolinguistics; cross-cultural pragmatics; discourse and conversation analysis.

    Study resources
    As a research student in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Culture, you will be given training in research methods. You will also have access to a wide range of generic research training courses offered by the College Research School and the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network. If you receive an ESRC scholarship, you will be required to attend generic as well as subject-specific research methods training. You will also have the opportunity to present your work annually for discussion by fellow students and staff at seminars.

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