30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of one area of linguistics. Students may choose to focus on one particular sub-discipline of linguistics (including, but not limited to, conversation analysis, dialectology, historical linguistics, language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, philology, sociolinguistics, or syntax). They will explore the theoretical frameworks, analytical methods and data sources used in their chosen sub-discipline, and consider how these developed relative to larger trends in linguistic study. The module will give students the opportunity to work alongside an expert in their chosen sub-discipline and tutorials will focus on close-reading, critical evaluation of different kinds of evidence, and historical/contextual analysis.

Staff Contact: HARWOOD NIGEL
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK