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Department of Linguistics

Extended Essay in Linguistics (A)

Course Code:
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

The course provides an opportunity for independent study or research separate from the ISP. Students will become familiar with reading primary literature and understanding theoretical and research methodologies.


A total of 5 hours supervision will be offered throughout the term/year.

Scope and syllabus

A 5,000 word essay, requiring an orderly synthesis of material on any approved topic in Linguistics. The essay is written under the supervision of a teacher who must approve the topic before research is begun and who will supervise its progress.

Method of assessment

One 5,000 word essay.

This is a term 1 course; therefore you should aim to submit your assignment by day 1 of term 2. The final deadline, after which you will be penalised for late submission, is Friday week 1, term 3.

Suggested reading

Reading list to be decided by supervisor and student.