University of Sussex
We offer research supervision in a wide range of sub disciplines of English language and linguistics. There is active research in descriptive grammar and theoretical syntax, discourse analysis, first- and second-language acquisition, lexicology and lexicography, phonetics and phonology, semantics and pragmatics, language variation and change, and sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, writing and orthography. Our doctoral students work on a variety of areas of research, using approaches including corpus linguistics, ethnographic methods, field linguistics, and film and literary analysis. We offer supervision in the description and analysis of any language or any variety of English. Recently we have supervised work on Kuwaiti Arabic, Azeri, Tunisian Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Kenyang, Korean, Setswana, Vietnamese and Yoruba.
A Master's degree in English language or linguistics or a related area.
Recent thesis titles include: May and can in French-English interlanguage; multiple verb constructions in Korean; null subjects in Kenyang; the argumentative function of metaphor. Examples of current areas of PhD research: a cognitive stylistic approach to cinematic characterisation, a descriptive grammar of the Hadari Kuwaiti dialect of Arabic; verbs of motion in Tunisian Arabic.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|
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