Candidates for a Master’s degree with a specialisation in English linguistics will be part of an internationally renowned research community, and they will meet scholars who are engaged in a wide range of research topics in English language and linguistics.
Areas of special expertise exist in the fields of semantics, text and discourse, syntax, second language learning, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. We draw on current theories within the frameworks of cognitive, functional, poststructuralist and generative approaches to the nature of language, and the Humanities Lab at the Centre for Languages and Literature provides us with the state-of-the-art equipment and expertise for carrying out experiments and corpus investigations.
The Master’s programme provides a solid foundation in core areas such as grammar, semantics/pragmatics, lexicology, the history of the English language and language variation. In addition, students take elective courses from a selection of courses within the field of linguistics.
Compulsory subject specialization courses
- English: Descriptive Grammar, 7.5 ects (ENGM12)
- English: Linguistic Variation in English, 7.5 ects (ENGM13)
- English: Lexical Semantics, 7.5 ects (ENGM16)
- The History of English, 7.5 ects (ENGM22)
Please refer to the pages for each subject (under Second cycle level courses) to find out when the courses are offered: