English Language

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Ranking

Top 150 in the world for English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Undergraduate Prospectus

Ranking

Top 150 in the world for English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Overview

Are you curious about how the English language works? Are you fascinated by the changes that have taken place in the English language over centuries of time? Or even how individuals vary their use of English from one day to the next, depending on social situation or communication medium? Ever thought about how a person’s early experience of English shapes them? Or how and why New Zealand English differs from the language spoken in other English-speaking countries?

English Language studies aim to satisfy these curiosities and illuminate even further; focusing on the structure, functions and contexts of use of English. Students will learn about the sound systems and grammatical systems of English, and they will come to understand how English varies in different historical, geographical and social contexts.

Contact us

Department of Linguistics

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Level 2, Locke building - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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