Advanced Topics in Language Structure, Variation and Change (Q3302)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module involves relatively advanced study of linguistic analysis in one area of staff specialisation. The particular topic and reading list will be announced in the year prior. For this option, the topics may be in any area of the analysis of language in itself or in language variation and/or change with respect to phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, or semantics. The changing nature of this module allows us to adapt quickly to changes in the field.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

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 2021/22. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: