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University of Bath

Introduction to English Linguistics course for Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students

Find out about the course and how and when to apply.

Erasmus+, exchange or visiting students student sitting in a British Studies lecture
Develop your English and intercultural skills

A course that looks at how English works

On this 11 -week course you will study different approaches and theories to analysis of the English language in order to understand how we use English to communicate, including the following:

  • Phonetics and phonology – a study of English speech sounds and patterns of use

  • Morphology – a study of how English words are formed

  • Syntax – the rules for forming phrases and clauses in English

  • Semantics and pragmatics – a focus on how we use English to create meaning

  • Social aspects of English language such as gender and English in the world

  • How the English language works in longer stretches of spoken and written language

To be awarded credits for this course, a minimum of 80% attendance is required


Before signing up please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.