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Linguistics 'PLIN' Modules

You can find below a list of all PLIN modules we are planning to teach in 2019/20.

Students wishing to take any of these modules must register for them on Portico. It is not necessary for students to come to the department to sign up for modules. All of these modules have a value of 15 credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS, unless indicated otherwise.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet the pre-requisites for modules, details of which are available via the UCL Module Catalogue by clicking on the module title below. We are also making detailed module information sheets available, via the further details links below.

It is also your responsibility to make sure that you do not register for a module for which teaching clashes with other modules. You can view the timetable online: www.ucl.ac.uk/timetable (and you may need to switch to the relevant academic year in the top right hand corner of the page). You can use the following link to check quickly when a module is timetabled, just replace ABCD1234 with the correct module code: https://timetable.ucl.ac.uk/tt/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=ABCD1234&acadYearFl=N.

Term 1

Introductory modules  (Level 4)

PLIN0001             Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics A (further details)

PLIN0003             Introduction to Generative Grammar A (further details)

PLIN0004             Introduction to Generative Grammar (further details; 30 credits, year-long module)

PLIN0006             Introduction to Language (further details)

PLIN0007             Core Issues in Linguistics (further details; only available for first year Linguistics undergraduates)

PLIN0008             Introduction to Children’s Language Development  (further details; level 7 version of this module is available for MA students)

PLIN0061             Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A (further details)


Intermediate modules  (Level 5)  - level 7 versions of these modules are available for MA students

PLIN0010             Intermediate Pragmatics (further details)

PLIN0065             Intermediate Phonetics (further details)

PLIN0067             Intermediate Generative Grammar: Word Order (further details)


Advanced modules  (Level 6)  - level 7 versions of these modules are available for MA students

PLIN0012             Pragmatics and Cognition (further details)

PLIN0013             Phonology of English (further details)

PLIN0020             Advanced Semantics Theory (further details)

PLIN0023             Current Issues in Syntax (further details)

PLIN0029             Stuttering (further details)

PLIN0041             Seminar in Expressive Prosody (further details)

PLIN0069             Advanced Phonological Theory A (further details)

PLIN0085            Research Apprenticeship in Linguistics (only available to second and final year Linguistics students by application, information on the application process can be found in the PLIN0085 module description; contact pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk for any queries)


Masters students only (Level 7)

PLIN0045             Semantics and Pragmatics I (further details)

PLIN0047             Syntax I (further details)

PLIN0048             Foundations of Linguistics (further details)

PLIN0050             Studies in Pragmatics Research (further details)

PLIN0056             Semantics Research Seminar (further details)

PLIN0084             Phonetics and Phonology I (further details)


Term 2

Introductory modules  (Level 4)

PLIN0011             Introduction to Semantics & Pragmatics B (further details)

PLIN0062             Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology B (further details)

PLIN0064             Introduction to Generative Grammar B (further details)


Intermediate modules  (Level 5)  - level 7 versions of these modules are available for MA students

PLIN0009             Semantic theory (further details)

PLIN0024             Intermediate Generative Grammar: Locality (further details)

PLIN0066             Intermediate Phonology (further details)


Advanced modules  (Level 6)  - level 7 versions of these modules are available for MA students

PLIN0018             Issues in Pragmatics (further details)

PLIN0019             Semantic-Pragmatic Development (further details)

PLIN0021             Phonetic Theory (further details)

PLIN0032             Sociolinguistics (further details)

PLIN0033             Psycholinguistics: General Processing (further details)

PLIN0035             Psycholinguistics: Stages in Normal Language Development (further details)

PLIN0036             Linguistics of Sign Languages (further details)

PLIN0038             Neurolinguistics (further details)

PLIN0042             Experimental Phonology (further details) [NB - this module is only available at level 6 to undergraduates]

PLIN0044             Multilingualism in Cognition (further details)

PLIN0063             Readings in Syntax (further details)

PLIN0070             Advanced Phonological Theory B (further details)


Masters students only  (Level 7)

PLIN0053             Interfaces in Syntax (further details)

PLIN0074             Phonetics and Phonology II (further details)

PLIN0075             Topics in Chinese Syntax (further details)

PLIN0081             Semantics and Pragmatics II (further details)