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Introduction to Applied Linguistics


Module description

This module introduces some of the major areas of research in applied linguistics and will help you choose your options and make an informed choice for your research project. The course aims to develop your understanding of the theoretical, methodological and epistemological diversity in the field as well as the key issues in current applied linguistic research. It is team-taught, drawing on the expertise of staff in different fields of study.

This module is a core module for the MA Applied Linguistics and Communication programme, however, if you are on a different programme you are able to take this as an option module.

Indicative module content

  • Introduction to applied linguistics
  • First language acquisition
  • Second and additional language acquisition
  • Language assessment
  • Language planning and policy
  • Linguistic landscape
  • Language in interaction
  • Language impairment and loss