Courses Catalogue

Linguistics Research Perspective

COURSE CODE: LIN 7111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of Arts In Linguistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The impetus behind this course is to equip students with the necessary knowledge in terms of linguistic research concepts. As a way of departure from the general research methods course that is offered within the Masters' programme, this course will help students, to clearly articulate cutting edge perspectives about research in linguistics especially in bilingual contexts.

Course Objectives

1)   Increase  participants' confidence  in  their  understanding  of research methodology

2)   Encourage participants to identify their research areas early in the course

3)   Encourage the acquisition of linguistic research skills

4)   Develop an understanding of contemporary and experiential linguistic research methods.

Course Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

1)   Demonstrate an understanding research methodology that is tailored towards linguistics

2)   Apply the acquired linguistic research methods to develop draft proposals

3)   Make valid choices of research methods in relation to their topics