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MPhil Analysing Language Use

University of Essex

MPhil Analysing Language Use in the areas of: conversation analysis, language variation and change, dialects and language contact, gender differentiation in language, multilingualism, intercultural pragmatics, language maintenance and shift, Pidgin and Creole linguistics, and language and human rights.

Examples of research projects which our students have undertaken include studies of the consequences of language contact between Arabic and Cypriot Greek, dialect contact and acquisition of American children in British schools, responses to different types of announcements, and linguistic resources to express agreement.

Many of our former postgraduate research students work in higher education institutions around the world, as teachers and/or as academic researchers. Other career paths our former students have taken include publishing, social work, administration, and retail.

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3 years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time