English Language and Linguistics
Why study English Language and Linguistics?
Language may be our most uniquely human characteristic, but how much do we know about it? Studying English Language and Linguistics will give you tools for analysing and understanding language (your own and other people's).
Our main focus is on the English language, but students are given examples in unfamiliar languages, and they explore how and why regional, social and functional varieties of languages differ. This provides a very useful platform for pursuing theoretical linguistics itself, but is also valuable for many other fields, such as learning other languages (e.g. Mandarin or Spanish), language teaching, literary criticism, creative and technical writing, psychology, sociology, media studies, philosophy and law.
- UOW handbook - English Language and Linguistics
- Subject Descriptions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Learn About Language?
- Ten Foreign Language Study Tips
- Referencing and Citing
- Student Conduct Rules
- Useful Links
Research areas of the staff in English Language and Linguistics include the following:
- Systemic Functional Linguistics, especially Register studies
- Discourse analysis and pragmatics
- Corpus Linguistics
- Applied linguistics, especially English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
- Phonetics and phonology
- Medical and health discourse
- Animal discourse
The Language Centre is located at the southern end of Building 19 on the ground floor in room G100. Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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