University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Linguistics

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.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree in English language or linguistics or a related area.

Course modules

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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