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Part II

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Papers offered by the Department

For students following the Linguistics Tripos in Part I, you should choose a total of four papers from Section C and Section D.

For students following another Tripos at Part 1, you must take four papers, comprising of:

  • Paper Li.1 - Sounds and words †
  • Paper Li.2 - Structures and meanings †
  • TWO papers to be chosen from Section C and Section D

† If this paper has already been taken in another tripos it cannot be taken again and another paper must be chosen from Sections C and D.

Section C (Part IIA and IIB)

  • 6: Phonetics
  • 7: Phonological Theory (runs on alternate years with Li8: suspended in 2022-23)
  • 8: Morphology (runs on alternate years: running in 2022-23)
  • 9: Syntax
  • 10: Semantics and pragmatics
  • 11: Historical linguistics (runs on alternate years: running in 2022-23)
  • 12: History of Ideas on Language  (runs on alternate years with Li14: suspended in 2022-23)
  • 13: History of the English Language  (runs on alternate years with Li11: suspended in 2022-23)
  • 14: History of the French Language  (runs on alternate years: running in 2022-23)
  • 15: First and Second Language Acquisition
  • 16: Psychology of Language Processing and Learning
  • 17: Language Typology
  • 18: Computational Linguistics

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Cambridge Language Sciences supports ultrasound tongue imaging workshop for language scientists

11 October 2022

What does your tongue do when you speak? Dr Calbert Graham , Senior Research Associate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (part of MMLL) convened a workshop about ultrasound tongue imaging. Recent advances in technology mean that ultrasound is an increasingly useful tool for speech research. The two-day gathering...

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