English Language & Linguistics
Hannah Ho Ming Yit (Programme Leader)
Debbie Ho (Coordinator)
Hjh Aznah Hj Suhaimi
Noor Azam OKMB Hj Othman
Paul Deyuan He
Salbrina Hj Sharbawi
Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff
English is the global Language of our times. The English Language and Linguistics programme provides essential skills for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors in Brunei and around the world.
The major draws on various disciplines and equips students with the intellectual skills and knowledge to answer questions such as:
- How is English pronounced?
- What is the structure of English sentences?
- In what ways do speakers vary their language in different contexts, such as at home, at school, at work, with friends, and with people from other regions or countries?
- What are the differences in the various types of English spoken around the world, such as in Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Singapore, the UK and the USA?
- Do men and women speak differently?
- What is the relationship between language and the mind?
- How has English changed over time?
- How is English being used in new media, such as in blogs?
- How is English connected with the environment?
- How can English be taught effectively?
Studying for a major in English Language and Linguistics will help students develop the following skills:
- a thorough understanding of the major theories of language
- an awareness of how language is used in context and influenced by purpose, setting and audience
- skills in analysing various styles of spoken and written English
- confidence in describing the social and contextual factors that influence language choices
- communicative ability in oral and written English at the highest level for local, regional and international interactions, both academic and professional
Students are taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and various independent tasks. Assessment involves essays, reports, presentations and reading tasks. It also involves a range of practical tasks, including transcription of audio and video recordings, analysis of grammatical patterns found in language, and the use of questionnaires and interviews to investigate patterns of language use and attitudes towards language.
Level 1000 - Foundation Year
|AE-1201 Introduction to English Language & Linguistics I|
|AE-1202 Introduction to English Language & Linguistics II|
Level 2000 - Establishment Year
|AE-2201 The Structure of English|
|AE-2202 Language in Society|
|AE-2203 Discourse Analysis|
Level 3000 - Discovery Year
|AE-3301 Language Acquisition|
|AE-3302 Language & Gender|
|AE-3303 Language Issues in Brunei|
|AE-3304 History of English|