First Year Modules
In Year 1, you will study introductory modules designed to provide you with the necessary grasp of a range of linguistic principles that will enable you to specialise further in your second and third years.
The core first term modules are:
If you would like to do some reading in preparation for your studies in English Language here we recommend the following books:
This is a core text for Language in Society and is also relevant to several of our other first year modules:
- Montgomery, Martin. 2008. An Introduction to Language & Society (3rd edition). London: Routledge.
The following books will also provide core readings on Across Time & Space and Words & Meaning:
McIntyre, Dan. 2009 History of English: A resource book for students. Abingdon: Routledge.
Singleton David. 2000. Language and the Lexicon. London: Arnold; New York: OUP.
You can either purchase these books ahead of time or buy them at the Aston bookshop when you arrive on campus. There are copies of these books in the Library, but you will find it useful to have your own copy. In addition, you will receive a full reading list and suggestions for guided reading each week from your module tutors.
The Centre for Forensic Linguistics, based at Aston, is the first of its type in the world. It combines leading-edge research and investigative forensic practice; and reflects our world-leading expertise in this dynamic new area of linguistic investigation.
You may also be interested in browsing the webpages of two other Aston Research Centres that reflect other areas of our linguistic expertise:
InterLanD – Interdisciplinary Research in Language and Diversity.
Acorn – Aston Corpus Network.
Three inspiring presentations from the TED website: