Asia is a fast-growing, large and diverse continent, encompassing many countries, cultures and languages. Combining Asian Studies with English Language and Linguistics enables you to engage with the cultural richness of Asia and understand the mechanics and nuances of language. You develop a solid grounding in Asian Studies through a multidisciplinary approach that draws on modules in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The programme is designed to develop your critical awareness of the interpretive, cultural and political challenges to understanding Asian cultures and civilisations. While studying English Language and Linguistics as a second subject, you explore the structure of language and its relationship with culture, society, and the mind. A broad choice of theoretical topics encompasses such areas as syntax, phonetics and phonology, morphology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, literary stylistics and critical and cultural theory.