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General Linguistics

What is the Structured Elective about?
This Structured Elective allows students to pursue training in the general study of the nature of language. It provides students with training in the various methods used to analyze the nature of language, providing an overview of the rigorous study of language.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?
This Structured Elective provides students with the opportunity to take a number of modules focusing on the nature of language. It allows students to see the various approaches that have been developed to understand this uniquely human phenomenon. The material covered will deal with language structure, language acquisition and meaning in language. This Structured Elective will develop the transferable skills involved in constructing and developing coherent lines of argumentation within a scientific discipline, acquiring and organizing complex information taken from a variety of sources, recognizing problems and developing problem-solving strategies, and evaluating their effectiveness.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
This Structured Elective would particularly benefit students taking degrees in Language, Philosophy, Psychology, Business and Education.

How do I take the modules in the Structured Elective?

  • In order to earn this Structured Elective you must take the specified modules in or after 2016/17.
  • To receive this Structured Elective you must take the required modules as Elective modules and not as Core or Option modules.
Select Module Title Credits
1 from: LING 10050 Introduction to Linguistics 5
1 or 2 from: LING 20010
LING 20020
LING 20070
LING 20080
LING 20090
Syntax 2
Phonology 2
Minority & Endangered Languages
Meaning in Language
Sociolinguistics 2
no more than 1 from: LING 30030
LING 30070
LING 30080
LING 30110
Language Impairment
Syntax 3
Phonology 3
Sociolinguistics 3

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