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Bangor University: Bilingualism

Institution Bangor University View institution profile
Department School of Linguistics and English Language
Web postgraduate.bangor.ac.uk
Email postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk
Telephone 01248 382078
Study type Taught

Summary

Bangor University’s Masters in Bilingualism provides a comprehensive, varied and flexible programme of training in multi-disciplinary topics associated with the study of bilingualism and multilingualism, including issues relating to language, education, and cognition. This degree and its coursework, training, independent study and dissertation component provides students with the necessary theoretical, analytical and methodological tools and skills to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism or multilingualism.

We are an accessible, friendly department whose staff who are passionate about passing on their expertise and subject knowledge and committed to delivering the highest quality learning experience for our students. Our research informs our teaching provision at all levels, with our students benefitting from enthusiastic staff at the cutting-edge of academic enquiry and developments. Our staff is committed to providing an excellent student experience with strong personalized student support throughout the duration of your MA in Bilingualism studies.

Following taught components, students on this degree will complete an independent research-based Masters level dissertation project. The staff in our Department provide excellent personalized supervision and academic support for dissertations on wide range of bilingualism and multilingualism topics using applied, theoretical, experimental, corpus-based or ethnographic methodological frameworks. These include are not limited to: psycholinguistics, child language acquisition, 2nd language acquisition, bilingualism and multilingualism, discourse analysis, Cognitive Discourse Analysis (CODA), Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), multimodal analysis, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), SLA and language teaching, corpus linguistics, language and communication, phonetics & phonology, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics, language variation and change, language and communication, language disorders and Welsh linguistics.

Students on our Bilingualism MA can use state-of-the-art learning facilities which include:

  • A professional grade sound / recording studio and speech laboratory (with Yamaha, Alesis and RØDE recording equipment)

  • An eye tracking laboratory (with a Tobii Pro X2-60 eye tracker)

  • An event-related potential (ERP) laboratory (with an actiCHamp Plus ERP machine)

  • And dedicated corpus-linguistics software and resources.

Our staff also have expertise in and provide support for:

  • Statistical software such as: SPSS, R-Statistics and Excel.

  • Experimental psychology software such as E-Prime, GORILLA Experiment Builder, Open Sesame and Webexp.

  • Acoustic and phonetic analysis software such as: Audacity, Praat, and SIL Speech Analyzer

  • Standardised psychometric /language tests (e.g., EVT, BPVS, NARA, WISC, K-BIT, TROG, CELF)

  • A wide range of specialized corpora and concordance software including CHILDES and CLAN

At Bangor you will be part of a vibrant, innovative post graduate research community which is supported through various events throughout the year, ranging from individual talks to informal seminars and workshops to large conferences. Many of these are open not just to academic staff, but also to students and to the general public.

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About Bangor Univeristy 

Bangor University offers an experience unlike any other. Based between the mountains and the sea in North Wales, our campus is surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape. We offer the highest quality teaching in a supportive learning environment with courses across the arts, humanities and sciences to choose from.

As a university that provides strong support for research activities, there are several subject related specialist resources such as a research vessel, MRI Scanner, climatic chamber, Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. You too can be a part of impactful research at Bangor with the university being …

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