Department of English

Through studying linguistics, our students develop mastery over one of the most pervasive aspects of everyday, professional and social life - language. The use of language in communication focuses on much more than the ability to speak one's mother tongue or a foreign language.

In the department's linguistics strand, students learn in detail about the fascinating workings of the English language from a number of perspectives, paving the way for them to extend their inquiry into literary studies, and through applications such as translation and interpreting. Further, training in linguistics provides them with tools with which to deal with many known and novel problems in our rapidly-changing world.

Modules taught in this strand include:

  • Introduction to linguistics (ENG103)
  • English as a global language (ENG115)
  • Sounds of English (ENG101)
  • Language and society (ENG215)
  • Advertising and the media (ENG201)
  • Semantics and pragmatics (ENG219)
  • Analysing text (ENG301)
  • Historical linguistics (ENG325)
  • Introduction to corpus linguistics (ENG114)
  • Syntax (ENG116)
  • Bilingualism (ENG216)
  • Language and gender (ENG218)
  • Language and mind (ENG220)
  • Interpersonal communication in the workplace (ENG302)
  • Language and literature (ENG304)
  • Intercultural communication (ENG314)
  • Applied linguistics (ENG318).

Note: Information provided above is partial, changes to modules will be made according to programme development and teaching requirements.