Language and its Structure 2: Syntax and Semantics
This unit provides an overview of syntax and semantics as scientific approaches to language study and highlights the approaches that oppose generative semanticists to syntacticians.
Unit Choice 1
BALLT Work Placement
This unit aims for the students to develop as a Learning and Teaching Assistant in local schools, supporting remedial students. You will gain valuable work experience and strengthen your CV at the same time.
Engaging the Humanities and Social Science: Interdisciplinary Learning and Practice
This is an innovative cross-departmental unit which provides an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary context alongside other students from a range of undergraduate programmes within Humanities, Languages & Social Science.
Likely Optional Units
TESOL-Linguistics 2: Language Acquisition
This unit includes criticisms of Communicative Language Teaching and other methodologies from a number of perspectives, the role of the native speaker, linguistic imperialism, ELT as a cultural export, corpus linguistics in ELT, critical approaches to second language acquisition, sociological and ecological approaches to ELT, and other topics from critical applied linguistics.
Intercultural Communication and Uniwide
This unit introduces key concepts in communication and meaning negotiation in intercultural interaction and equips students with tools for carrying out empirical research and research findings. With the Uniwide Language option you can study a further language.
This unit introduces concepts and issues in intercultural communication. The unit makes use of both established and in-house research, using approaches and analytical frameworks from pragmatics, discourse analysis and the ethnography of communication. You will reflect on how context may influence negotiation of meaning in a variety of cultural contexts. The unit equips you with a comprehensive set of tools for the analysis of intercultural communication from a language perspective and develops the resources needed to identify features of effective communication with people from diverse contexts. The unit prepares you for carrying out empirical research in the field of interculturalcommunication, critically evaluating empirical data and presenting research findings
Forensic linguistics explores the interface between language and the law, and draws on all levels of language. Through consideration and analysis of forensic data, you will be introduced to key issues specific to forensic linguistic analyses (eg data collection and ethics). You will explore the use of language in linguistic issues arising from key stages of the criminal justice system (including, for instance, during emergency calls to the police, police interviews, and during various stages of courtroom trials).