School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Thinking Linguistics: Approaches to Writing and Analysis

Module code: LIN4207

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will prepare students for university-level academic work during their degree, including standard practices in research and different genres of writing typical for the fields of Linguistics and English Language studies. The module will cover basic study skills at the university (finding your way around the campus, the role of the advisor and others, using the library effectively), basic research skills (writing essays and reports, how to choose what to read, using an index, internet use, plagiarism, referencing), and research skills specific to Linguistics (e.g. how to write an essay, an analytic problem set, a report on qualitative data, and a report on quantitative data). The module will help students recognise the inter-disciplinary nature of the field, and will provide hands-on experience with writing, editing, and critical thinking to prepare them for a range of types of assessment and genres of writing.

s a QMUL Model Module it will be available to students registered on degree programmes involving English Language or Linguistics.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4