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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature


The Department prides itself on being a hub of interdisciplinary study, but recognises that not everyone has an in-depth understanding of what each discipline studies.
  • Linguistics studies language from a scientific perspective, collecting data from native and non-native speakers to discover patterns in how people talk, and challenging common narratives that there are ways of speaking that are somehow broken or less valuable than others.
  • Literatures in English looks — not only at the canon of British literature, but also at a broad range of literary work — whether poetry, theatre, or prose fiction, from across the English-speaking world, particularly in the West Indies and other postcolonial societies.
  • Modern Languages does more than just teach grammar and vocabulary; it also teaches a nuanced cultural perspective of the societies and literatures of the places where those languages are spoken.
  • The Academic Literacies Programme goes beyond remediation to teach valuable writing skills of value to students from all disciplines for their careers in and out of the university setting.

Click on each link above for greater detail about the studies and courses of each Discipline of the Department.
Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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