Language Analysis (001X5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module, you will introduced to the study of formal linguistics. The aim is to familiarise you with the main sub-branches of the discipline and relevant applications to language pedagogy. The following areas are covered:

  • sounds and sound patterns (phonetics and phonology) 
  • word and sentence structure (morphology, syntax)
  • linguistic meaning (semantics and pragmatics).

Emphasis is placed on using the theories, methods and techniques from each of these sub-disciplines to examine real language data. You will carry out practical analysis of spoken and written texts. 


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.