ELL116 : Introduction to Linguistics

Convenor(s): Dr. Nigel Harwood


Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.

General Information

This module provides an introduction to the study of language,with a particular focus on the skills required to be a linguist. The module has two general aims: first, to give you a better understanding of what is involved in the study of language - of doing linguistics; and second, to allow you to develop skills and an academic 'toolkit' to engage in and with linguistic research, both through independent initiative and collaboration. Different sub-disciplines of linguistics approach language and its study in different ways, and throughout the module you will meet different members of staff in the English Language and Linguistics programme, who will talk to you about their areas of research and teaching, and the tools and techniques they involve. By the end of the module, you will have developed important subject-specific skills as well as general key skills relevant to linguistics, which will be helpful to you in later linguistics modules.


Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Group support session


Course work, Essays.

Contact Details

Dr. Nigel Harwood (available from mid September. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact Dr. Kook-Hee Gil, 0114 222 0229, k.gil@sheffield.ac.uk)


Information last changed: Monday 10th of August 2015 :: 12:39:52 PM (BST)


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