20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: ELL112 & ELL113

Aims/Description: This module will explore a different, cutting-edge topic on each run, reflecting the research expertise in the department. It will develop analytical tools in linguistics, appropriate to the topic and level of study. The topic may involve examining current issues in socio-, theoretical, historical, or applied linguistics, or any other area within the department's interests. As topics based on staff research are particularly encouraged, this module provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience explicitly research-led teaching. The analytical tools developed may include rigorously interpreting language data within theoretical frameworks, or evaluating competing influences in accounts of linguistic phenomena.

Staff Contact: Jackie Elkington
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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