Linguistics in all Preliminary Examinations including Linguistics
Candidates taking Linguistics in any Preliminary Examination which includes Linguistics must conform to the regulations below and to such other relevant regulations as specified elsewhere.
The subjects and papers in this regulation shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.
Linguistics may be taken as part of the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages or the Preliminary Examination in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics.
- 1. The subjects of the Linguistics papers shall be phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and linguistic theory. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with appropriate theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of languages in general but with an emphasis on European languages.
- 2. Candidates must take two papers. Each paper will be assessed by a written examination.
Paper L1: Linguistic Analysis
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate familiarity with appropriate analytical methods in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Paper L2: Linguistic Theory
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of modern theoretical approaches to the synchronic and diachronic study of language.