MA in Linguistics
The MA in Linguistics at Kent is designed for graduates with a background in language and related areas (for example, English, Modern or Classical Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, Anthropology) looking to explore the theory and methodology of linguistics in-depth, from the study of sound (phonetics and phonology) to the study of words, sentences and meaning (morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics).
Options on sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and language learning and teaching allow you to develop your areas of interest, and engage with aspects of your chosen discipline which are informed by the latest research and scholarship.
The programme offers a smooth transition to doctoral work for those who wish to pursue their studies further.
Department of English Language and Linguistics
English Language and Linguistics (ELL), founded in 2010, is the newest department of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL). We have a strong team of research-active staff, a lively teaching and research culture with regular seminars by staff and visiting speakers, and Erasmus teaching and research links with, among others, Switzerland (Berne), Netherlands (Nijmegen) and Spain (Autonomous University of Madrid).
Benefits for ELL students include ‘Linglunch’ seminars with both local and invited speakers, and Advanced Core Training in Linguistics (ACTL) classes for those who would like additional training in syntax, semantics and phonology.
In addition, the Syntax Reading Group provides a space where staff, postgraduates and final-year undergraduates with an interest in syntax, psycholinguistics and first/second language acquisition, have the opportunity to exchange ideas about current research issues.
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