Research course

Linguistics (Modern Languages)

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

We would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

A PhD in linguistics (modern languages) allows you to research a linguistic topic related to one or more modern languages. Our areas of expertise for supervision include the following:

  • Sociolinguistics (including language standardization, historical sociolinguistics)
  • History of Linguistics (i.e. history of ideas about language, including the history of grammar-writing of particular languages)
  • Pragmatics and Interactional Linguistics (including Conversation Analysis in workplace and institutional settings, Politeness Studies, Intercultural Communication Studies)
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • Corpus Linguistics (especially diachronic linguistics)
  • Applied Linguistics, especially Foreign/Second Language Education and its history
  • Historical Linguistics

You can research any modern language but the school has particular expertise in French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian-Croatian and Slovene, as well as expertise in Italian and Chinese. We also have a Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studiesand an MA Digital Technologies for Language Teaching.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pg-clas@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5917