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Dissertation in Linguistics - LAN00047M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2022-23 to Summer Vacation 2022-23

Module aims

  • To provide students with an opportunity to carry out an independent piece of research in an area of linguistics, either by applying linguistic theory to original data or by applying theory to previously available data from a new perspective.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Ability to work with current theoretical and research-based knowledge in one area of linguistics
  • Able to apply techniques and methodologies as appropriate
  • Awareness of any ethical issues in working with linguistic data
  • Depth of understanding in one area of linguistics
  • Demonstration of awareness of current issues in one area of linguistics
  • Demonstration of independent research skills

Academic and graduate skills

  • Ability to work autonomously, and identify own development needs
  • Undertake research tasks with minimum guidance
  • Engage confidently in academic communication


Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

Module feedback

Regular feedback on progress, research design and written work in supervision

Feedback on the dissertation within six weeks of submission

Indicative reading

Information currently unavailable

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