to gain a broad knowledge in aspects of linguistics. The BA has two concentrations
Descriptive Linguistics & Translation Concentration).
(i) Descriptive Linguistics Concentration, prepares the student for practical linguistic
activities such as preparation for devising an alphabet, creating a dictionary, writing
descriptive and pedagogical grammars, and creating teaching materials. Students
receive instruction and training in collecting and analysing language data, including
the use of digital technology. All basic domains of linguistic research are covered:
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse, semantics, pragmatics of
communication, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics.
(ii) Translation Concentration prepares the students for a career as a translator. In addition to basic training in linguistics, students receive instruction and practice in translation. This concentration is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in general, business, or specialty translation, such a Bible translation. Students are expected to choose a language pair (source language and target language) to concentrate on. Emphasis is placed on training in methods and techniques, so that the student’s further career is not necessarily tied to the language pair of their BA program. Given the multilingual nature of African society in general, instruction is
geared to allowing for any target language, not just major national or international languages. Source languages currently may be English, French, Swahili, and the biblical languages Greek and Hebrew.
How This Course Will Benefit Your Career
- Gain basic knowledge on the nature of language and of the place of language study in society.
- Demonstrate fundamental understanding of core areas of language analysis including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
- Explain the structure of human language.
- Situate language within its social and cultural contexts.
What jobs will I qualify for?
- Speech and Language Therapist
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
On Campus, 4 years, January 2020
On Campus, 3 quarters, January 2020
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
On Campus, 3 years, January 2020