LG831-6-FY-CO:
Project: Linguistics

The details
2022/23
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
30
24 October 2022

 

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

 

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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 Q100 Linguistics,
BA Q101 Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q102 Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q103 Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
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 QP13 English Language with Media Communication (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q120 Linguistics with Data Science,
BA Q121 Linguistics with Data Science (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q122 Linguistics with Data Science (Including Placement Year),
BA Q123 Linguistics with Data Science (Including Year Abroad),
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

The linguistics project enables students to demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills that have been built incrementally throughout their course. Specific skills include the ability to work independently on an extended project relevant to their discipline, self-directed learning, time management, bibliographical and internet-based research skills, empirical research skills including data collection and analysis, the ability to interpret and contextualise results, the ability to select and synthesise information clearly and to argue coherently, the ability to organise, write up and present a research report professionally, the ability to prepare and present a poster, and the ability to find out something original.

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 weekly taught classes, equivalent to a full-year taught module.

This module is part of the Q-Step pathway. Q-Step is an award which you can gain simply by enrolling on specific modules and will signal to employers your capability in quantitative research. Learn more about the Q-Step pathway and enhance your degree now.


Learning and teaching methods

Three 1 to 2-hour lectures are associated with this module: one on research ethics, one on how to use library resources and one on how to give poster presentations. Voluntary, non-compulsory sessions on how to organise study around the project and how to use statistics will also be provided to students. 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 for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   400-word project proposal     10% 
Coursework   8,000-word project report  13/04/2023  80% 
Practical   Poster Presentation  05/05/2023  10% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Kyle Jerro, email: k.jerro@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: nmitsi@essex.ac.uk.
Any member of Language & Linguistics academic staff may agree to supervise your project
Dr Kyle Jerro, email: k.jerro@essex.ac.uk, Telephone: 01206 872286, Room: 4.125, Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: nmitsi@essex.ac.uk, Telephone: 01206 874836, Room: 4.344

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Ms Irena Kuzborska
Dr Sam Christian D'Elia
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 18 hours, 18 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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