Master in Linguistics

Main goals and topics of the course/program:

The aim of the program is to train the students with a high-quality curriculum and make them qualified linguists or experts so that they can take key roles in the various linguistics-related activities at high-quality international standards. We will provide the prospective students with various high-quality classes so that they become acquainted with current trends in various fields of linguistics. After finishing this educational program, students should be able to take a major role in professional linguistics-related activities and apply their research knowledge and skills to their future careers.

  • Introduction of innovative research methods for enhancement of scientific research atmosphere
  • Application of interdisciplinary research trends for better communication
  • Application of the fundamental disciplines to professional research tasks
  • Formation of active research environments in English and development of research potentialities at the international level
  • Development of the students’ research and professional opportunities

Name of the department/institution offering the course:

Department of Translation and Interpretation: Independent management of the Master’s program of linguistics; Institute of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies

Types of training

This program offers various study topics such as the ways in which dialects differ, how languages have developed historically, the ways in which children acquire their first language, differences between the speech of men and women, how the sound systems and grammars of different types of language are organized, what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact, plus much else besides. Our particular strengths include phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, historical linguistics, typology, language contact and sociolinguistics, endangered languages, field linguistics, language documentation, and quantitative corpus-based approaches. Therefore, students will study not only those compulsory classes required by the university but also the following electives and major classes.

Language of instruction

English for teaching and writing theses

Duration and workload of program

2 years, each year = 60 ECTS Credits
In total = 120 ECTS Credits

Name of lecturer/supervisor:

Sang-Cheol AHN, Professor, Ph.D. in Linguistics

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