University of East Anglia

English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics


Norwich Research Park

Norwich, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics;M.A.- Linguistics as Cultural Criticism;M.A.- Linguistics and Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The course is designed for experienced teachers, course directors and managers in ELT. It aims to further students' understanding of the theory and practice of language teaching; to enhance students' knowledge of the workings of the English language; and to enhance students' professional development and their practical classroom and organisational skills. The compulsory units are: Describing English Language, Second Language Acquisition, New Contexts for Language Learning.This MA is concerned with the use of linguistics as a methodology for the study of culture, through the critical interpretation of texts, verbal and non-verbal. Texts are drawn from various areas of contemporary culture, both literary and non-literary: examples are the press and media, photography, bureaucracy, music, religion, etc. In the autumn, the method of 'linguistic criticism' is studied; in the spring, the methods are extended to include semiotic and pragmatic theories. Compulsory units: Linguistic Criticism, Language and Society, Linguistics and Cultural Studies.This programme aims to explore some of the relationships between linguistics and literary studies; it introduces linguistic contributions to the theory of literature, and a range of descriptive models. One major objective is to promote skill in the practical analysis of texts using linguistic methods. However, it does not aim simply to describe the formal linguistic structures in literary texts, but to enquire into the functions of linguistic choices in relation to cultural, historical and ideological factors. The compulsory units are: Linguistic Criticism, Stylistics, Linguistics and Cultural Studies.


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