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MSc English Language and Linguistics

The location for each session will be available in August.

Session / DescriptionDateStartEnd

Postgraduate Faculty Induction

Learn more about settling into university and how things work, what we expect of you and what you can expect of us and how to find support when you need it
To be confirmed 10:00 11:00

Course Induction

Mon 9 Sep  15:00 16:00 

Module LINPP07 Induction

To be confirmed 16:00 17:00
Postgraduate Taught "Masterness" session Mon 9 Sep 16:00 17:30

Postgraduate Taught Drinks reception

Mon 9 Sep



Postgraduate Taught Employability Induction

Thu 12 Sep 13:00 14:00

Library Induction

To be confirmed    

Postgraduate University-wide Induction

To be confirmed    

Pre-course reading list

The main textbook for the core modules will be:

  • Genetti, C. (ed.) (2014) How Languages Work: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics, published by Cambridge University Press

It would be a good idea to get hold of this as soon as you can, before semester starts.

If you want to do some background reading before the course starts, some of the popular science books about language are a good place to begin:

  • Guy Deutscher (Through the Language Glass, The Unfolding of Language)
  • Steven Pinker (The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works)
  • Jean Aitchison (The Articulate Mammal, Words in the Mind, Language Change: Progress or Decay)
  • David Crystal (Cambridge Encyclopaedias, Words Words Words, The Fight for English)
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