University of Glasgow: English Language and Linguistics MSc

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Critical Studies
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Masters will equip you with the key linguistic and technical research skills to explore the structure and everyday use of English, past and present, from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts to medieval letters, from speech to semantics, from language experiments to investigating vast text corpora. If you have little or no background in English Linguistics, we have a range of introductory courses which progress to more advanced courses, allowing you to develop theoretical and methodological background for you to carry out your own research study. If you have taken linguistics before, and want to deepen your interests, we offer advanced courses which will allow you to deepen your existing understanding and skills, to carry out your own research project.

Academic contact: Dr. Joanna Kopaczyk: Joanna.Kopaczyk@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

WHY THIS PROGRAMME - You will study historical and contemporary areas of English Language and Linguistics together.

  • Its flexibility allows you to tailor the course to your own interests, so you can gain research expertise and key linguistic, technical, and study skills in the analysis of spoken and written English across all periods of English.

  • We cater both for students who have little or no background in linguistics and also for students with a background in language and linguistics who wish to carry out more sophisticated independent research in a particular area.

  • Your courses will be taught by expert academic staff who have directed and are currently directing research projects (e.g. Seeing Speech, Sounds of the City, One Speaker Two Dialects, the Scots Syntax Atlas (SCOSYA), Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS) among others).

  • We have outstanding resources in English Language and Linguistics, such as the Glasgow University Archives, Special Collections (which includes a large collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts and early printed books) and the Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics (with a speech recording studio).

  • We have close links with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, giving you access to additional training courses for graduate students.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You’ll take: - One core course

  • Five optional courses

You’ll also produce an independent, small-scale research project.

Semester One: September to December - English Language & Linguistics Research Training (Core)

  • Optional course

  • Optional course

Semester Two: January to March - Optional course

  • Optional course

  • Optional course

Summer: April to September Independent research project

Optional courses - HISTORY OF ENGLISH (PGT)

  • INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS (PGT)

  • INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS (PGT)

  • SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS (PGT)

  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLINGUISTICS (PGT)

  • TOPICS IN PHONETICS

  • TOPICS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS

  • METHODS IN WRITTEN TEXT ANALYSIS

  • APPROACHES TO SCOTS IN SPEECH AND TEXT

  • CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

  • LANGUAGE AND THE GLOBAL CAMPUS: LINGUISTIC ISSUES IN THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

  • EARLY MODERN MANUSCRIPTS FOR RESEARCH

  • CORPUS LINGUISTICS (PGT)

  • EDITING HISTORICAL ENGLISHTEXTS (PGT)

  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS

  • INTRODUCTION TO OLDER SCOTS (PGT)

  • MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 (PGT)

  • METHODS IN PHONETICS (PGT)

  • METHODS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS (PGT)

  • OLD ICELANDIC LANGUAGE (PGT)

  • PHONETICS: ADVANCED CONCEPTS (PGT)

  • LEXICOLOGY AND THE HISTORICAL THESAURUS OF ENGLISH

  • SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL VARIABLES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING

  • APPLYING LINGUISTICS IN SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

  • FORENSIC LINGUISTICS

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