Linguistics and Communication Track
Undergraduate English majors at UD may decide to take courses mainly in linguistics in the final year of the B.A. Program. Students may choose the Linguistics and Communication Track in the spring semester of the second year of their undergraduate studies.
As a student of this track, you will study language from different perspectives, including research in the fields of syntax, semantics, child language, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. You will also be encouraged to seek out opportunities to conduct research with faculty, participate in various talent management programs and engage in the rich academic and social life of our department. As of Spring 2021 our students can also develop communicative skills by working with students from Indiana University Bloomington (USA) on Zoom in the framework of a course that they complete in the track.
By completing courses in our track, you can also prepare for graduate studies in our M.A. in Linguistics.
Courses in the track
Students must complete 9 electives from the list of courses below.
The courses on offer vary each year depending on student interest and our faculty’s teaching schedules. Classes meet once a week for two hours.
|Course code||Title of course||Course category||Number of credits||Number of hours|
|BTAN40001BA||Syntax and morphology||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN31005BA-K3||Semantics and pragmatics||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40006BA-K3||Computers and language||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40029BA||Varieties of English||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40015BA||Introduction to language teaching methods||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40025BA-K3||Topics in language research||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40016BA-K3||The study of sounds||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40017BA||The social and discourse aspects of language||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40007BA||Evaluation and assessment||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40023BA||The science of words||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40026BA||Advanced topics in language studies||seminar||3||2|
|BTAN40028BA||Topics in digital humanities||seminar||3||2|
- Full structure of the BA program
- Current courses
- Thesis information
- B.A. final exam topics - linguistics - for students who started their B.A. studies in 2020 or later
- Linguistics & communication track - poster
For further information about the "Linguistics and communication" track, please contact Erzsébet Balogh.