From Sounds to Words (Q1091)

30 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

In this module, each student adopts a word on which they practise a range of key concepts and skills for linguistic analysis of their words’ sound, structure, meaning and history.

As well as serving as an introduction to linguistic research, the module inducts you into university-level research and the communication skills and norms appropriate to academic writing and classroom interaction.


26%: Lecture
23%: Practical (Workshop)
51%: 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 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: