Applied Linguistics
What is Linguistics? Linguistics is the study of how language works. In the first
year you will learn how language is structured (syntax), how we use it to construct
meaning (semantics), how context contributes to meaning (pragmatics) and the
part that sounds and sound patterns play (phonetics and phonology). You’ll have
the chance to explore examples from different cultural, historical and linguistic
contexts and to develop practical analytical skills.
BA in Linguistics with
Arabic Studies
Chinese Studies
French Studies
German Studies
In the first year you will also study a module on Language in Society. This will give
you an insight into the relationship between language, culture and identity and
you will study issues related to language and media, politics and education.
In your second year you will focus on developing further your skills and knowledge
about language and the tools which enable you to collect data about language use.
You will also develop further your knowledge of the social contexts of language, on
how we acquire language and you will learn about cultural differences and
intercultural communication in international professional contexts.
In the final year you can develop a research project and/or have the opportunity to
study option modules that match your own interests.
Italian Studies
Hispanic Studies
Japanese Studies
Portuguese Studies
Russian Studies
Student satisfaction (NSS)
UK: 86%
CAL: 96%
Studying with both the Centre for Applied Linguistics and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, you will gain
expertise in the study of linguistics alongside a very strong language foundation.
This interdisciplinary degree will enable you to further deepen your experience through a year of study abroad and/or
work placement abroad.
In both departments you will study with staff who are internationally renowned for their research and teaching, and
who are regularly invited to speak at prestigious conferences and training workshops around the world.
The Centre for Applied
Linguistics, S1.74 Social Sciences
Building University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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BA in Linguistics with What is Linguistics?