During this Linguistics with English Literature degree you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Linguistics and one-third studying English Literature. Linguistics is the study of language abilities, how they are acquired, how they are used, and how they may be impaired. Because speech is so central to our very existence it is a fascinating and rewarding subject to study. The English Literature element of this degree offers you the opportunity to study texts and authors from an exceptionally wide range of English and American literature. These works are studied in a variety of ways, some emphasising, for example, the social or political context in which a text was produced; others are studied with a more linguistic or stylistic approach.