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Programmes of Study

M.A. in Applied Linguistics is a four-semester programme with 4 courses per semester. The compulsory courses cover phonetics, phonology, mor­phology, syntax, semantics, language teaching and testing, translation studies, lexicography , computational linguis­tics and historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. The optionals frequently offered include: semantics, word formation, South Asia as a linguistic area, semiotics, language of mass media, language use in professions, advanced computational linguistics, computational lexicography, linguistics and literature, field methods, struc­ture of an Indian language, advanced syntax, etc.

 

Five Year Integrated M.A. in Language Sciences has been launched from 2006-2007.

 

M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics is a two-semester programme including four first semester courses and a dissertation in the second semester. The course work provides exposure to research methodology & advances in applied linguistics as well as theories of translation and options such as sociolinguistics, language teaching & testing, lexicography, psycholinguistics, language planning & development, Indian grammatical tradition, transla­tion, history & culture, structure of an Indian/foreign lan­guage, computational linguistics. The dissertation will have to be written on a topic approved by the Centre.

 

M.Phil. in Translation Studies is a two-semester programme including course work and a dissertation. There are four courses to enable students from literary as well as scientific backgrounds to pursue their interests in translation studies and begin research without getting too deeply involved in micro linguistics. The dissertation will have to be written on a translation studies topic approved by the Centre.

The Ph.D. programme in Applied Linguistics and the Ph.D. programme in Translation Studies extend over a minimum period of two years from the date of confirmation of admission. The nature of each programme is individually decided for each candidate but normally (and for candidates who have done no M.Phil., always) includes at least four courses spread over the first two semesters and a dissertation on an approved topic under faculty guidance