• Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Regent’s University London Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
University of Kent Featured Masters Courses
University of Bedfordshire Featured Masters Courses
Loughborough University Featured Masters Courses

Sociolinguistics (Research) MA, PGDip


Course Description

Course Overview

This course explores 20th-century history of linguistics and the philosophy of linguistics. Tensions between different conceptions of language, the issues surrounding research methodology in linguistics, sociolinguistics and the sociology of language are examined. This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised course is designed to prepare you for doctoral study.

The course combines a mixture of generic research training modules with more specialised modules covering research training and specific linguistic knowledge. You will gain a working knowledge of the methodology and skills in quantitative and qualitative research in language and linguistic studies. You will carry out a literature review, independent fieldwork, and undertake sociolinguistic analysis using a variety of mathematical and computational tools. We offer supervision in the following areas:

Linguistic theory: syntactic theory and comparative syntax; phonological theory; morphophonology and morphosyntax; philosophy of language; philosophy of linguistics; architecture of the language faculty.

Language variation and change: historical/diachronic linguistics; variationist/comparative linguistics; sociolinguistics; grammaticalization; dialect syntax; corpus analysis; linguistic typology.

Language evolution, acquisition, and development: first language acquisition and development; the acquisition of second language morphosyntax and phonology: evolutionary linguistics.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sociolinguistics-research-ma-pgdip/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sociolinguistics-research-ma-pgdip/#howtoapply

Visit the Sociolinguistics (Research) MA, PGDip page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: linguistics; a language (with or without another subject, eg English and French); a discipline primarily involving the scientific study of human cognition or behaviour (eg cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, sociology). To study this course you need to meet our Band 10 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Newcastle University

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X