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Linguistics Final Year Project


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: a 5000-7000-word project (100%)

Module description

The project consists of an extended, in-depth study and discussion of a topic you have researched. A project is typically either a 'reading' study - a detailed survey and discussion of an area of literature on a topic - or an empirical study which reports on the collection and analysis of data.

Examples of past BA projects include:

  • An investigation into British perceptions of other English accents
  • Do the benefits of immersion education outweigh the limitations?
  • Abusive and corruptive restrictions in subtitles: when limitations and labels fail
  • Sibylline sibilants: do the properties of sibilants make men sound gay?
  • The syntax and semantics of verbs in modern Hebrew
  • The influence of English on modern Turkish
  • How to make compliments in Portuguese
  • Code-switching in a South-American musical group

The project should have a coherent aim and a clear structure. Although it is based on your research, it is not expected to present entirely new or original ideas; however, it should be based on material drawn from different sources, and reflect your own assessment and critical judgment.

You will meet with your supervisor twice during the year.