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MSc English Language and Linguistics

The location for each session will be available in August.

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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
Mon 9 Sep 10:00 11:00 Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

Course Induction

Mon 9 Sep  15:00 16:00  Cottrell 2Y4 

Module LINPP07 Induction

Thu 12 Sep 10:00 12:00 Cottrell 4W2 
Postgraduate Taught "Masterness" session Mon 9 Sep 16:00 17:30 Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

Postgraduate Taught Drinks reception

Mon 9 Sep



Oscars, Pathfoot

Library Induction

Wed 11 Sep 14:00 15:00 Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building

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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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