MA English Language
What prospective students stand to gain as MA candidates in English Studies
Studying English (Phonetics and Phonology) at the Master’s degree level would not only expose prospective students to the exercises in mastery grasp of the rudiments of the course, it would also present them with convincing and easy-to memorise, speak and articulate the segmental and suprasegmental sounds of the course, among other things.
The various speech training, exercises and texts studied at this level are meant to make students versatile in their areas of specialisation such as in the mass media, public places, politics, educational institutions, among other places of human endeavour.
Studying English (Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis) at the Master’s degree level would make prospective students to be vast with the rules and regulation of contrastive linguistics, understand causes of, and areas of convergence and divergence between two languages, among several other aspects of language issues. Exercises in mastery grasp of the rudiments of the course, would expose students to various theories and hypotheses of the course, among other cognate terms, thus making them global citizens.
M.A. English Language: (Semantics)
Knowledge of semantic studies (M.A) enables the students to acquire skills necessary for the effective encoding of meaning into the groups of words as well as decodingspeakers’ and sentence (intended) meanings from larger linguistic units. Thus, semantics is an important aspect of knowledge acquisition which can be utilized in every facet of societal endeavour particularly in politics, media and public relations sectors.
M.A. English Language: (Advanced Stylistics)
Advanced Stylistics inculcates in the students the skills of appropriate choice of presentation of information, spoken or written, (dictions, tones, and lexicalstructures) to suit specific formal and/or informal sectors in the society. It equips the students with the ability to effectively and efficiently use language in varied interactions thus, reducing conflict through effective communicative styles.