Combined Honours

English Linguistics Studies

English Linguistic Studies

Overview

Discover our range of English Linguistics Studies modules for 2017-18.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the English Linguistics Studies subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about English Linguistics Studies modules for Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Students taking three subjects in Stage 1 take SEL1027 in semester 1, and either SEL1012 or SEL1028 in semester 2:

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL1012 Language Through Time: Introduction to the History of English (Pre-requisite SEL1027) 20 2
SEL1027 Shaping Sounds and Syntax 20 1
SEL1028 Building blocks of language (Pre-requisite SEL1027) 20 2

Students taking two subjects in Stage 1, in addition to the above, either take SEL1007 and SEL1029 in semester 1, or they take SEL1012 or SEL1028 in semester 2 (depending on the choice made above).

Certain Stage 2 and Stage 3 modules have SEL1007, SEL1012, SEL1028 or SEL1029 as pre-requisites, so your choices in Stage 1 will partly determine what you can choose in subsequent years.

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
SEL1007 The Nature of Language 10 1
SEL1012 Language Through Time: Introduction to the History of English
(Pre-requisite: SEL1027)
20 2
SEL1028 Building Blocks of Language (Pre-requisite: SEL1027) 20 2
SEL1029 Language Across Space: Introduction to English Dialects 10 1

Stage 2

Find out about English Linguistics Studies modules for Stage 2.

All Stage 2 modules are capped at 140; except SEL2219 which has a cap of 30.

You should select a minimum of 40 credits and maximum of 80 credits from the modules below.

Students choosing Stage 2 modules in English Linguistic Studies should note that some modules in Stage 3 have pre-requisites, so you will need to check what Stage 3 modules you're interested in and plan your module selection appropriately. You will not be allowed to take a module at Stage 3 if you have not passed the appropriate pre-requisite module or modules at Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
SEL2000 Phonological Theory (Pre-requisites SEL1027 & SEL1028) 20 1
SEL2084 The Syntax of the World’s Languages (Pre-requisites SEL1027 & SEL1028) 20 2
SEL2086 Introduction to Child and Adult Language Acquisition (Pre-requisites SEL1027 &SEL1028) 20 1
SEL2089 Syntactic Theory (Pre-requisite SEL1027) 20 1
SEL2091 Sociolinguistics & the Sociology of Language (Pre-requisites SEL1007/SEL1012/SEL1027/SEL1029 - you must have all 4) 20 1
SEL2211 Contexts: Mind, Cognition and Computation (Pre-requisites SEL1007/SEL1027) 20 2
SEL2212 Early English: Texts, Patterns and Varieties (Pre-requisite SEL1012) 20 2
SEL2219 Monsters, Misery & Miracles: Heroic Life in Old English Poetry (note: this is both a Language and Literature module) (Pre-requisite SEL1003, SEL1004 or SEL1012) (Capped at 30) 20 1
SEL2223 Speakers as Wordsmiths: the Creation of New Words in Present-Day English (Pre-requisite: SEL1027) 20 2

Stage 3

Find out about English Linguistics Studies modules for Stage 3.

Stage 3 taught modules are capped at 60; except SEL3006, SEL3026, SEL3326 and SEL3327 which are NOT CAPPED.

You should select a minimum of 40 credits and maximum of 80 credits from the below table. You may opt to replace one of these modules by a module offered in Stage 2.

Many modules in Stage 3 contain pre-requisites so you will need to plan your module selection appropriately. You will not be allowed to take a module if you have not passed the appropriate pre-requisite module or modules.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL3005 Language Origins and Evolution (Pre-requisite either SEL2084 or SEL2089) 20 1
SEL3006 Topics in Phonological Theory (Pre-requisite SEL2000) 20 2
SEL3026 The Structure of a Language 20 1
SEL3094 Accents of English (Pre-requisite SEL1027) 20 1
SEL3326 Extended Study 1: Linguistics and English Language 20 1
SEL3327 Extended Study 2: Linguistics and English Language 20 2
SEL3341 Old English: Texts and Translations (Pre-requisite SEL1027) 20 2
SEL3343 Syntactic puzzles and how to solve them (Pre-requisite SEL2089) 20 2
SEL3349 The History of Linguistic Ideas 20 1
SEL3352 Language Development: Cross Disciplinary Approaches (Pre-requisite SEL2086. It is also strongly recommended that students should have at least one of the following: A-Level in Psychology, University-level psychology and/or statistics, or permission from the module leader.) 20 2
SEL3372 Language and Ethnicity in 21st Century Britain (Pre-requisite SEL2091) 20 2