Department of English Linguistics
The Department of English Linguistics is an integral part of the Faculty of Linguistics. The areas of research in the Department are diverse and include such fields as anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, historical linguistics, onomastics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and translation studies. However, particular strengths of the Department lie in the areas of applied linguistics (especially translation and interpreting, lexicography, linguistic fieldwork, language documentation, teaching English as a foreign language, and teaching methodology) and sociolinguistics (especially informal, social, ethnic, occupational and geographical varieties of English, language contact, and language borrowing). The Department is engaged in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in two main programs: English studies and applied linguistics with English combined with another language. The core areas of teaching are: description of English, English as a foreign language (EFL), and specific fields of linguistics. At the undergraduate level, faculty members mostly teach core linguistics courses such as phonetics, phonology, morphology or semantics; at the graduate level, they teach advanced linguistic courses reflecting their research specializations. Practical English courses (EFL) constitute an important part of the curriculum in both programs, especially in undergraduate studies. Several faculty members supervise and review B.A. and M.A. theses.