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BA English Language and Linguistics

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  • Objectives
    If you study with us, you might find yourself learning about the languages spoken by indigenous peoples in the remotest parts of central America or the Pacific islands. You'll almost certainly end up gathering data yourself, using digital technology to record the people around you so you can analyse how young children learn to use English, or how adults take turns to speak, or the way their pronunciation varies according to their age, gender, or social attitudes. You might well spend time analysing written texts too - whether it be medieval poems, fashion magazines, transcripts of children's speech, or newspaper articles expressing outrage about standards of pronunciation at the BBC.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB -Scottish Highers - AAAA-BBBB -Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB-BBBBB -International Baccalaureate - 29-35 points -Core Requirements - Grade A in GCE A Level English Language (or other evidence of an appropriate interest in language or English study)
  • Academic Title
    BA English Language and Linguistics
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -History of English    
    -The Sounds of English    
    -The Structure of English    

    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -A Sense of Place: Local and Regional Identity    
    -Art and Tradition    
    -Chaucer's Comic Tales    
    -Cognitive Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -Introduction to Old English    
    -Language Politics and Language Policy    
    -Language and Power    
    -Lexicology    
    -Morphology    
    -Old English: Language, Texts and Culture    
    -Phonetics    
    -Sociolinguistics    
    -Syntax 1    
    -Syntax II    
    -The History of Persuasion    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -Full-Year Dissertation    
    -Dialect in Literature and Song    
    -Dissertation    
    -English Folklore: Language, Literature and History    
    -English Folklore: Language, Literature and History    
    -Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition    
    -History of Linguistics    
    -Language Change    
    -Language and Gender    
    -Later Modern English 1700-1945    
    -Phonology    
    -Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse    
    -Special Subject    
    -Syntax 3    
    -Syntax 3    
    -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages    
    -Theories of Language and Literature    
    -Traditions of Supernatural Belief    
    -Tudor English   

    Also available

    - BA English Language and Literature
    - BA English Language and Sociology 
    - BA English Literature
    - BA English and Drama
    - BA English and French
    - BA English and German
    - BA English and Hispanic Studies
    - BA English and History
    - BA English and Music
    - BA English and Philosophy
    - BA English and Russian

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