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English Department

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)



Bachelor Major (120 ECTS)

Bachelor Minor (60 ECTS)

Course Type(s)


Module Group English Linguistics


two-semester module, starting each fall


  • learning portfolio (1/3)
  • written paper (2/3)
  •  graded                                                     

Language of Instruction




Students are required to have passed an introductory module in linguistics at Bachelor-level. The level of English language skills required for this course should correspond to the level taught in the Language Skills and Culture introductory module.
Content Building on previous knowledge, seminars in this module will focus on the core structural aspects of English (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics). On the basis of theoretical concepts, they will provide specialised knowledge of these concepts and research paradigms relating to the core building blocks of the language. Students will use this knowledge to develop their own research questions, discuss these in class and integrate the results of the discussion into their written course work.
Learning outcomes Students are familiar with central concepts in the area of language structure. They are able to apply methods of collecting and analysing data for simple research questions on language structure. They are able to identify relevant research literature on language structure and to develop research hypotheses based on this background. They are able to to discuss and present these aspects in class and subsequently integrate them into their written work.