Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

In Oxford

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Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Oxford

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    Different dates available

Description

The DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology is an advanced research degree, awarded on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination. The thesis will be based on extensive original research and engagement with current scholarship. You are expected to submit your thesis three, or at most four, years from the date of admission. You will be supported by a supervisor or supervisors who will help you develop a programme of research and writing. You will also benefit from the advice and support of other members of the faculty and can draw on the expertise of scholars and colleagues throughout the faculty and University.

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Subjects

  • IT
  • Phonetics

Course programme

You are encouraged to attend and to contribute to the wide range of research seminars, conferences and workshops organized by the faculty. You will also have access to specialist training courses offered by the Advanced Core Training in Linguistics programme (ACTL), Bodleian Library, Language Centre and IT services.


  • linguistic theory (morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and their interfaces)
  • Indo-European comparative philology (especially Greek, Italic/Latin, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, Celtic, Slavic and Tocharian)
  • phonetics and phonology (especially phonetics/phonology interface, speech perception, language comprehension)
  • Romance philology (Research Centre on Romance Linguistics, especially diachronic morphology, syntax of Italo-Romance and phonetics of French)
  • neurolinguistics/psycholinguistics
  • sociolinguistics (language variation and change, language and gender)
  • ancient grammatical thought in the Greco-Roman tradition.

Linguistics at Oxford is an interdisciplinary subject, with most areas of general linguistics as well as Indo-European and Romance historical and comparative linguistics being represented by one or several members of staff.


Current research falls into seven main areas:


Graduates follow career paths that include academia and higher education, research services, research and development, secondary and further education, industry and the civil service.

Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

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