M.Litt. in English Language and Linguistics

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Linguistic Structures

Linguistic Structures is one of the two core programme modules for the MLitt in English Language and Linguistics. These modules, which run concurrently, provide students with a thorough grounding in the central concepts, theoretical approaches and practical techniques used in linguistic research, and is the foundation for the option modules on the programme.


Linguistic Structures focuses primarily on investigations into the structures of language across the fundamental dimensions of linguistic analysis: phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax.


English is our primary source of illustration and example, but students will also analyse data from a variety of ‘exotic’ languages, in order to help them understand the basic principles underlying universals of language structure more generally.


Available as a core module in Autumn 2015. Module convenor: Andrew Smith.