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MS/MPhil in Linguistics and Literature

MS/MPhil in Linguistics and Literature

Areas of specialization
This programme contributes to three major areas of English studies: applied linguistics, pure linguistics and literature.
  • A dissertation in applied linguistics will be supported by courses of linguistics that encompass schools of thought of language, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, translation studies, language planning, bi- and multilingualism, variation in language and contemporary theories.
  • While a pure linguistics dissertation will have support courses of structural and functional linguistics, systemic functional grammar, stylistics, lexicology, levels of language and fundamental concepts and theories.
  • An enquiry into literature will be nurtured by courses of literary and critical theory, discourse studies of contemporary literature, and classic and modern textual analysis.
Faculty and Research
The faculty of English at Air University, Islamabad, comprises of highly educated, talented and experienced members with specializations in diverse areas of English studies. The current faculty members are either PhDs or involved in PhD research. Students will also be benefited by participating in Air University’s English Language & Linguistics’ Research Group that will help minimize the gap between theory and practice. Our particular areas of interest are sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language and technology, language variation, functional linguistics, and literary research.
Faculty members include Professor Dr Mobina Tallat, Professor Abida Hassan, and Dr Hina Ashraf; Professor Dr Riaz Hassan (Adjunct Faculty) The department has its own a well-equipped language research laboratory with softwares and web resources to facilitate pedagogy and research in specific areas.
Structure of the programme
The following courses in the first semester will be core
In the second semester the first course is core, while the remaining courses are electives
Core course
Elective courses
Elective Courses