LG831-6-FY-CO:
Project: Linguistics

The details
2020/21
Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
30
27 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
LG113 and LG213
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ13 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ15 English Language and Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA QQ16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ3D English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQA15 English Language and Lingistics (Including Placement Year),
MLINQA16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQQ14 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ23 English Language and Literature,
BA QQ24 English Language and Literature (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ32 English Language and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ35 English Language and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA QB36 English Language and Language Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ3C English Language and Language Development,
BA QQ3F English Language and Language Development (Including Placement Year),
BA Q100 Linguistics,
BA Q101 Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q102 Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q103 Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA L390 English Language and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LQ31 English Language and Sociology,
BA RQ93 Modern Languages and English Language,
BA RQ99 Modern Languages and English Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RQ91 Modern Languages and Linguistics,
BA RQ98 Modern Languages and Linguistics (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA QP10 English Language with Media Communication,
BA QP11 English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP12 English Language with Media Communication (Including Placement Year),
BA R114 Language Studies and Linguistics,
BA R115 Language Studies and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA R116 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R117 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The linguistics project is a research project that acts as a capstone to studies in English language and linguistics at undergraduate level. Students can undertake a project in any of the areas of linguistics covered by the department. Students will work with a supervisor on an individual basis.

Students will be provided with a list of topic options from which they can choose; it will also be possible for students to propose their own topic and present this to a supervisor with relevant expertise. A topic proposal developed by a student will need to be sufficiently focused for it to be agreed on between the student and supervisor in a single meeting.

Students will prepare and submit a project proposal. They will then undertake their research project with advice and guidance provided by the supervisor. They will prepare and submit an 8,000-word report that presents the project in full. They will also give a poster presentation which summarises the project.

Module aims

Students will have developed their research skills in conjunction with the skills outlined in the previous paragraph and will have gained in-depth knowledge of the topic area chosen as the focus of their project.

Module learning outcomes

Students will have developed their research skills in conjunction with the skills outlined in the previous paragraph and will have gained in-depth knowledge of the topic area chosen as the focus of their project.

Module information

This is a supervised extended assignment with no taught classes, equivalent to a full year taught module.

Learning and teaching methods

Two 2-hour lectures are associated with this module: one on research ethics and one on how to give poster presentations. Students are expected to work independently, with input and support from a member of academic staff who will supervise them throughout the year.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   400-word project proposal     10% 
Coursework   8,000-word project report  09/04/2021  80% 
Practical   Poster Presentation    10% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Christina Gkonou, email: cgkono@essex.ac.uk.
Any member of Language & Linguistics academic staff may agree to supervise your project
Dr Christina Gkonou, Office: 4.119, Telephone: 01206 872633, email: cgkono@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Christopher Lucas
University of London
Senior Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics
Dr Lynne Julie Cahill
University of Sussex
Lecturer
Ms Irena Kuzborska
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 1589 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
1589 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Linguistics

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