What Will You Study
This degree in Linguistics with Chinese combines the study of various aspects of language, such as sound, grammar and meaning, with the study of Chinese language and culture.
You will begin your first year with our core Linguistics module where you will be introduced to topics across the full breadth of the linguistics discipline including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. You will also study our core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or culture. For your final first year module you can choose to complement your studies with an English Language module or from a wide range of options from across the University.
For your second year you will take Structures of the World’s Languages and Sounds of the World’s Languages alongside further Chinese Language modules. These modules will build on the intensive language introduction given in your first year through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module from those offered by the Department, such Discourse Analysis: Looking at Language in Use or The Language of Advertising.
Your final year comprises a dissertation plus modules in Cognitive Linguistics, Topics in Phonetic and Phonological Theory, Chinese Culture and Society, a further Chinese Language module as well as a choice of modules from those offered by the Department.