1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
9 units of Second level LING, ESOL, FREN, INDO, ITAL, MGRE or SPAN topics
Enrolment not permitted
1 of LING3702, LING3702A has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Bibliography, Presentation
Topic description

This topic introduces students to the development and application of applied linguistics tools for research. Drawing on different areas in which applied linguists work, the topic enables students to apply their knowledge of discourse analysis, intercultural communication, language acquisition or sociolinguistics on particular projects.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop and apply linguistic tools for research by a systemic examination of examples from discourse practices in social contexts
  • Observe and analyse the ways language is used in speech and in writing in the student's own discipline or professional area of interest
  • Provide students with opportunities to develop an appropriate linguistic method to a research question
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss various uses of linguistic concepts in specific social contexts
  2. Integrate multiple perspectives of discourse practices to investigate their daily experiences with language in various socio-cultural contexts
  3. Evaluate scientifically the ways language is used in a broad range of communicative situations
  4. Apply theoretical knowledge on practical situations where language is used

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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