Full-time €7,470 EU / €15,950 non-EU; part-time €4,895 EU / €9,075 non-EU
This programme introduces students to the central concepts and the analytic techniques of general linguistics and phonetics - the scientific study of the human faculty of language. It is designed so that it requires no previous study of linguistics. The course involves the study both of theoretical models of language, and of the techniques of the linguistic and phonetic description of a wide range of languages. Students take six modules and undertake a research project leading to a 15,000 word dissertation. Four core modules are mandatory and two are elective options.
Describing Grammar Describing Meaning Describing the sounds of languages Laboratory phonetics and phonology
The elective courses may include:
History and Globalisation of English Corpus Linguistics Technology, Language, and Communication Language Variation and Change Advanced Syntactic Theory Linguistic Pragmatics Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish Second Language Teaching Multilingualism