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Linguistics is the study of human languages. Understanding the form and meaning of language is an essential tool for navigating the connections between language, communication and culture.

Identity is closely related to language. Through your studies, you will develop an understanding of how individuals and groups construct their identities in societies using language. Students of linguistics also gain an understanding of the key role language plays in communication - especially in media, socio-political and legal contexts.


Linguistics can be taken as a major or a minor in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Communication degree, or in a certificate or diploma programme


172.131 Language and Communication
172.133 Introduction to Language Studies

172.231 Linguistics for Speech Therapists
172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand
172.233 Language Learning Processes
172.234 Phonetics
172.235 Linguistic Analysis
172.236 Forensic Linguistics
172.237 Language, Discourse and Power
172.239 Language and Culture

172.330 Sounds and Structures
172.334 Field Methods
172.335 Language and Identity
172.336 Languages of the Pacific
172.337 History and Comparative Linguistics
172.338 Language and Mediated Communication in a Transcultural World

700- to 900-level
172.712 Multimodal Discourse Analysis
172.713 Language and Communication in Late Modernity
172.799 Research Report
172.800 Master of Philosophy Linguistics
172.850 Master of Communication Thesis (Linguistics)
172.851 Thesis (Part 1)
172.852 Thesis (Part 2)
172.899 Thesis
172.900 PhD in Linguistics

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