English Language and Applied Linguistics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 7.05 k / Year(s)  
107 place StudyQA ranking:10212 Duration:12 months

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The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

Our principal areas of research include:

Corpus Linguistics our work in this area incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexisgrammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

Stylistics and Discourse Studies our work here focuses on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, the relationship between language and social class, evaluation, language and new media, everyday creativity, and multi-modal discourse.

Language Learning and Teaching our work in this area incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies. This also includes a focus on the teaching and learning of figurative language, collocation, and business English in the context of English as a global language. We also focus on cognitive linguistics and its applications to language learning and teaching

Key facts
Type of Course: Doctoral research

Duration: PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MLitt 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time; MA by Research 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; Sandwich and modular PhDs in Applied Linguistics 46 years part-time

Start date: Starting dates can be negotiated

Our principal areas of research expertise include:
Corpus Linguistics - our work here incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexisgrammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

Discourse Studies - we focus on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, evaluation, and multi-modal discourse. In turn, much of our work on Language Learning and Teaching incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies.

We also focus on innovation in education, learning strategies and the acquisition of metaphor in the context of English as a global language.

2.1 (Hons) in a relevant fieldEnglish language requirements * IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band * TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

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