Why study English at Edge Hill?

Studying English language and literature together draws on the distinctive Edge Hill tradition of combining linguistics with literary analysis. Studying English will give you the opportunity to explore how language works, as well as analysing and interpreting literary texts.

In Language, we have particular strengths in sociolinguistics, including language and gender; psycholinguistics, particularly child language acquisition; and corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language analysis.

In literary terms, we specialise in the long eighteenth and long nineteenth centuries, especially Gothic writing, and we will also introduce you to literary periods from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, including contemporary pop culture.

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