Linguistics and Japanese bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
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This course will introduce you to the study of the unique human faculty of language and to the investigation of the world's languages. You will explore a number of fascinating topics such as the ways in which dialects differ, how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language, differences between the speech of men and women, how we communicate as individuals and within groups, and what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact. 

You will also discover how language can be used to shape and manipulate ideas and opinions, looking in detail at how language and thought interact in fields such as politics and advertising. In addition, you will practise key transferable skills, such as essay writing and how to give a presentation.

We aim to provide students with a firm grounding in the Japanese language...

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Inicio Ubicación
10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

English Language
Japanese Language
IT Law
Securities
Teaching
English
Phonetics
Semantics
Syntax
Phonology
Pragmatics
PR training
Art
Wine
International
Law
Advertising
University
School
Grammar
Writing
NHS Training
Media
Sociolinguistics
PR

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

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It is probachelorbly true to say that you will be doing more hours of study than many other students but if you put in the work your achievements will be correspondingly high.  If you are concerned that Japanese is not the same as European languages in terms of workload then you should probachelorbly not be considering this course. If you are planning to work part-time you must ensure that you are able to put in sufficient study hours.  Hard work is essential for learning Japanese - especially the written language - but doing so is an extraordinarily rewarding experience that opens numerous doors and produces very high levels of satisfaction.
Japanese Studies is taught by a diverse team of academic specialists. Our degrees give you the opportunity either to build on existing knowledge of the language, or to study it as a beginner
In Linguistics, we offer a virtually unique breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches. We have expertise in a wide range of languages and language families including Romance languages, Germanic languages, languages of the Near East (e.g. Arabic and Hebrew), Iranian languages, the indigenous languages of Australia, Central and South America, languages of South Asia and Romani.  Particular strengths in the discipline include the linguistics of English (both synchronic and diachronic), endangered languages and field linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, language contact and sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, semantics and pragmatics, corpus and child language acquisition.

Manchester is an international centre for linguistics and English language, with a range of lively activity.  See the following link for recent news around the department:  https://manling.wordpress.com/

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Worldwide Exchange scheme. For more information about the Study Abroad Programme please consult the following: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/studyabroad/
You will be taught through a mixture of formal lectures, seminars and tutorials. Because learning the Japanese language is particularly intensive, in Year 1 you will have approximately 18 contact hours in formal study sessions (9-12 hours of which will be dedicated to Japanese).For every hour spent at University you will be expected to complete a further 2-3 hours of independent study.You will also need to study during the holiday periods.
The individual study component could be spent reading, producing written work, revising for examinations or working in the University's Language Centre
Our programmes are assessed in various ways: examinations, oral examinations (where language study is part of your degree), presentations and coursework. Coursework may include library research, linguistic fieldwork and data collection, or web-bachelorsed research. Many courses are assessed through a mixture of techniques. In your final year, you can choose to write a dissertation.
Linguistics

In first year Linguistics you learn to look at language in a new way. You will study topics ranging from grammar to semantics, from phonetics to sociolinguistics.  All students study obligatory units including phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, semantics and (English) grammar, adding up to one half of the year's credits.
For Joint Honours students, half your credits come from the other component of your programme.

Japanese

The first and second-year language courses include an Independent Language Learning Programme for post-beginners, through which you build up a portfolio of independent work by making linguistic notes on, for example, Japanese videos, satellite TV, or newspapers. This enables you to develop not only your linguistic expertise, but also your skills in independent learning - a vital requirement in today's knowledge-bachelorsed society.
The intensive language teaching programme puts a heavy emphasis on thoroughly covering core language structures to provide secure foundations for progression to higher levels in subsequent years.
Students take core courses (with an external option for single honours) introducing them to academic skills and providing essential knowledge of history and society.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalIntroduction to German Linguistics
GERM10040
20
Mandatory
German Language Skills I
GERM10210
20
Mandatory
German Cultural Studies
GERM10350
20
Mandatory
Introduction to Japanese Studies
JAPA10030
20
Mandatory
Japanese Language and Linguistics I (Speaking and Listening)
JAPA10080
60
Mandatory
Japanese Language for Beginners 1
JAPA10081
20
Mandatory
Japanese Language for Beginners 2
JAPA10082
20
Mandatory
Japanese Language for Advanced Learners 1
JAPA10090
40
Mandatory
Japanese Language for post Beginners 1
JAPA10091
20
Mandatory
Japanese Language for post Beginners 2
JAPA10092
20
Mandatory
Language, Culture and Society
LALC10030
20
Mandatory
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: The Sounds of English
LALC10221A
10
Mandatory
Languages of the World
LELA10072
20
Mandatory
Language, Mind and Brain
LELA10201
20
Mandatory
Japanese Language and Linguistics I (Speaking and Listening)
JAPA10080
60
Optional
Japanese Language for Advanced Learners 1
JAPA10090
40
Optional
Introduction to Japanese History and Literature
JAPA10111
20
Optional
English Grammar & Morphology
LELA10301
20
Optional
Study of Meaning
LELA10332
20
Optional
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Linguistics

In second year linguistics, the emphasis switches to linguistic theories. You will build on your new analytical skills by considering ideas about the nature of language and models of its structure. You will study units in Syntactic Theory, Phonology, and either Typology or Grammatical Semantics (altogether one quarter of the year's credits).
Joint Honours students choose further course units from the same wide range of Linguistics and English language options. At least one third of second-year credits must come from each of the two components of your programme.

Japanese

The language courses in year 2 continue to build competence and the Independent Language Learning Portfolio and learning partnerships are central to this process.
In addition students develop their studies of Japan via a choice of courses in areas such as Japanese history, religion, society and culture, and begin to prepare for residence abroad.
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalPhonology 1
LELA20011
10
Mandatory
Introduction to Syntactic Theory
LELA20022
10
Mandatory
Introduction to Japanese Studies
JAPA10030
20
Optional
Japanese Film & Society
JAPA12222
20
Optional
Japanese Language and Linguistics II
JAPA20080
40
Optional
Japanese Language and Linguistics for Advanced Learners
JAPA20090
40
Optional
Perspectives on Contemporary Japan
JAPA20121
20
Optional
Religion in Japan
JAPA20212
20
Optional
Intermediate Readings in Japanese
JAPA21000
20
Optional
Advanced Readings in Japanese
JAPA22000
20
Optional
Science and Civilisation in East Asia
JAPA23001
20
Optional
Languages of the World
LELA10072
20
Optional
Language, Mind and Brain
LELA10201
20
Optional
Introduction to Typology
LELA20031
10
Optional
Introduction to Middle English Language
LELA20052
10
Optional
Variation and Change in English
LELA20072
10
Optional
Introduction to Old English Language
LELA20091
10
Optional
Societal Multi-lingualism
LELA20102
10
Optional
Quantitative Methods in Language Sciences
LELA20232
10
Optional
The Logic of English
LELA20281
10
Optional
Child Language Acquisition
LELA20301
10
Optional
Experimental Phonetics
LELA20342
20
Optional
Interactional Pragmatics
LELA20942
10
Optional
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Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.  For more information on the period of residence abroad please consult the following: Residence Abroad
Linguistics

By the final year your study is tailored to your own interests by drawing on course units from a wide range of specialities. See example course units in the list below.
You will also have the option of writing a dissertation, where you explore and write about a particular topic in depth.

Japanese

Students will select from various Japanese modules in religion, historical, cultural and social science areas.
The language teaching programme continues to develop and refine abilities in all skills and has specialised strands for either Translation (Japanese to English) or Business Japanese Communication, depending on student preference.
Course units for year 4
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalFinal Year Japanese Language
JAPA30000
20
Mandatory
Advanced Readings in Japanese
JAPA32000
20
Optional
History of Childhood and Youth in Japan
JAPA33031
20
Optional
Media Society and Religion
JAPA33062
20
Optional
Bodies, Sex and Gender in Japan
JAPA33071
20
Optional
Dissertation in Japanese Studies
JAPA38880
40
Optional
Introduction to Typology
LELA20031
10
Optional
Introduction to Middle English Language
LELA20052
10
Optional
Variation and Change in English
LELA20072
10
Optional
Introduction to Old English Language
LELA20091
10
Optional
Societal Multi-lingualism
LELA20102
10
Optional
Linguistics of American English
LELA20181
10
Optional
Quantitative Methods in Language Sciences
LELA20232
10
Optional
The Logic of English
LELA20281
10
Optional
Introduction to Pragmatics
LELA20291
10
Optional
Child Language Acquisition
LELA20301
10
Optional
Experimental Phonetics
LELA20342
20
Optional
Interactional Pragmatics
LELA20942
10
Optional
Dissertation
LELA30000
40
Optional
Modern English Language 1500-present
LELA30172
20
Optional
Language Contact
LELA30292
20
Optional
Topics in Language Development
LELA30672
20
Optional
Historical Syntax
LELA30961
20
Optional
Minimalist Syntax
LELA30972
20
Optional
Language and Mediality
LELA31072
20
Optional
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The University of Manchester and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures have outstanding facilities available for studying. The University's Language Centre is a state of the art open learning facility which allows you to pursue effective independent study. It consists of a library of books and audio-visual resources, language laboratories and multimedia studies comprising a combination of PCs, DVDs and TV/DVD players.
The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Britain and its Special Collections contain invaluable visual resources.
The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is a state of the art study and learning centre in the heart of the Oxford Road campus boasting an onsite café, an impressive atrium providing a social meeting space with wifi access and flexible study spaces and environments throughout the building.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language benefits from a full service phonetics lab, details of which can be seen here: https://phonlabmanchester.wordpress.com/

The University of Manchester owns the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Tabley House, giving you unique access to outstanding art gallery and museum resources.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk
Careers
Languages qualify you for a wide range of employment. Your high-level language skills will open up numerous paths with an international dimension (e.g. business, industry and finance). You will also have excellent all-round communication skills making you a strong contender for openings in the media, PR and similar areas. In our experience, many graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, bachelornking or communications. Others opt for postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in the UK or abroad) or enter the Civil Service. Below is a selection of companies our Language graduates have gone on to work for in the past 3 years (2012-2015), listed alphabetically by language studied:

ARABIC and MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES:
RBS; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; HBOS; Manchester Metropolitan University; UK Islamic Mission; Santander; Royal Society of Arts; Berlitz; Ernst & Young; Hastings Direct; Amnesty International; PwC; Virgin Atlantic; Qatar Airlines; British Army; HSBC

CHINESE:
Nova (Kyoto); Berlitz; The University of Manchester; The Confucius Institute; Hamburg Sud; Skin SN; Dell; DISCO; Christian Dior Couture; JET; London LEA

FRENCH:
KPMG; Deloitte; L'Oréal; BT; Louis Vuitton; NHS; Rothschild; Hilton Hotels; British Council; Sainsbury's; TUI Travel; Karen Millen; Teach First; Quicksilver; bachelorrclays; BBC

GERMAN:
PwC; Sandhills East; Lidl; Vodafone; Inghams Travel; Amazon; Egger (Germany); Mark Warner

ITALIAN:
Zalando; Greenpeace; Majestic Wine; NHS; The Co-operative; bachelorrclays; Roblenko; Alfred H Knight; Fresh Direct; P&A Receivables; Connexity Europe; Sane Communications; Benchmark International; Wellocks; Express Estate Agency; Aldi; Cognolink; Penguin Random House

JAPANESE:
Nova (Kyoto); Hospital; The University of Manchester; The Confucius Institute; Hamburg Sud; Skin SN; Dell; Christian Dior Couture; Languages School; London LEA; IT Company; Media Company; Berlitz; DISCO; PC Games Company; JET; Law Firm

PORTUGUESE:
Amaze PR; Asos; Ernst & Young (investment company); Eversheds; Kinetic; NHS; Procter & Gamble; JD Sports; Future First; Northern & Shell; Goldstar Brand; Rolands Dransfield; Oxfam; Teach First; Majestic Wine; Greenpeace; Lakestar McCann (law firm); The Co-operative; Partel Law; Hamburg Sud; Virgin; The Big Word; IGA Securities

RUSSIAN:
Spencer Ogden (energy recruitment); Reach International; Macmillan Education; RWS Group; Channel Island Securities Exchange; International School of Moscow; The British School of Tashkent; JET Programme (Japan); NHS; Language Empire; openDemocracy; Russia House; Westminster Russia Forum; Gazprom Marketing & Trading; Pearson VUE; Cambridge Education & Training; Royal Mail; Harrington Starr
SPANISH:
Amaze PR; Asos; Ernst & Young (investment company); Eversheds; Kinetic; NHS; Procter & Gamble; JD Sports; Future First; Northern & Shell; Goldstar Brand; Rolands Dransfield; Oxfam; Teach First; Majestic Wine; Greenpeace; Lakestar McCann (law firm); The Co-operative; Partel Law; Hamburg Sud; Virgin; The Big Word; IGA Securities

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

34 points overall (core points accepted), with 6,5,5 in higher level subjects including English Language or GCSE in a modern foreign language (grade B)
We welcome applications from students studying for this qualification and all such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.
Grades ABB including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foriegn Langauge (grade B)
Where a required subject is not available at Advanced Higher Level, and A-Level or equivalent is required
We welcome and recognise the value of the Advanced Welsh bachelorccalaureate and normally require two A Levels to be included within this. For applicants holding the newly reformed Advanced core (first teaching 2015), the grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A Level grade listed in the course entry requirements. We advise you to contact us if you require clarification on the acceptability of your specific portfolio of qualifications.
Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual bachelorsis. Contact the University for further information.
The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website
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Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcomed and are considered on an individual bachelorsis.  Please see the sections on A-Level and GCSE entry requirements for subject specific qualifications.
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level...