Linguistics (also known as formal studies of human language) deals with issues related to the nature of language such as phonetics, morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics, semantics and linguistics of history. Linguistics look into multiple issues of language, such as how the language can be learnt, how the language is composed (letters, syllables, words, sentences), including grammatical and structural aspects, meaning and logics. Linguistics has categories such as evolutionary linguistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition and discourse analysis. Literature studies take important role on research of the field. Supportive disciplines are anthropology, human anatomy, informatics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, computer science, acoustics and etc.
Language use is one of our most complex cognitive abilities. People are able to get their own messages across and to understand other people's utterances. But they also adjust their language in different situations, for example, when listening to someone with a different dialect or sociolect, when speaking to foreigners, when reading a novel or an e-mail, when speaking on the phone, and when chatting.
Applied Linguistics is a field which explores how language functions in the world, first and second language acquisition and intercultural communication. This online degree will appeal to students, without a background in Linguistics, who want a professionally relevant higher qualification, as well as to those wanting postgraduate qualifications in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic.
The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language
The expansion of international travel and trade has led to a burgeoning demand for translation and interpreting services. The growing complexity of international communication increasingly requires combined competencies. Recognising this need, this programme unites translation and interpreting studies to provide you with the skills and the flexibility to perform both tasks professionally in a business context.
This programme is designed to prepare linguists for careers as professional interpreters and/or translators. It has done this most successfully over more than four decades, and graduates are to be found working in language services throughout the world.
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Translation Studies, Information and Communication Technologies.
Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism.
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment.
Our MA Applied Linguistics explores the results of recent empirical studies of second language acquisition, focusing on how learners develop L2 knowledge and what role classroom practice plays in that development.
The Research Master-programme is open for the Master students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. As an integral part of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and aims at academically committed students, who have shown exceptional interest in research during their undergraduate studies and who – already during the MA studies and with a view to a subsequent PhD – wish to be involved in current research in the fields of excellence of the faculty.
This internationally recognised programme - a member of the European Masters in Translation Network - has for over 25 years been preparing students to work as professional translators, terminologists and, latterly, project managers, specialising in the translation of economics/business and scientific/technical texts.