School of Education

  • English Language and Linguistics (BA or BSc)

    Here is a list of the main events involving English Language and Linguistics students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus here.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Opportunities to visit the Harcourt Hill Library and to attend any Workshops and Events that interest you. All Day Harcourt Hill Campus / Headington Campus

    Tuesday 17 September

    Induction/Welcome Meeting 10:00 - 12:30 B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 13:00 - 16:00
    FLG 06, Harcourt Hill Campus 
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 - 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 17:00 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 17:00 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Subject Meeting 1 10:00 - 11:00
    JHB406, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 11:00 - 12:00 
    JHB406, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both of their subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 - 16:00
    You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules) 

    Drop-in from
    12:00 - 17:00
    JHB 404, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Campus
    Friday 20 September
    Freshers' Fair 10:00 - 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from
    10:00 - 17:00
    JHB 403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Dr Roger Dalrymple
    Subject Coordinator Dr Chris Rizza
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Mrs Caroline Westell +44 (0)1865 488546

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year English Language and Linguistics modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book Details
    Sociolinguistics Meyerhoff, M. (2011). Introducing Sociolinguistics. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge
    Mooney, A. and Evans, B. (2015). Language, Society and Power: An Introduction. 4th edn. London: Routledge
    Introduction to Applied Linguistics Wei, L. (2014). Applied Linguistics. Chichester: Wiley
    Understanding Language: Systems and Use Mullany, L. and Stockwell, P. (2015). Introducing English Language: A Resource Book for Students. 2nd ED London: Routledge
    Introduction to Discourse Analysis Jones, R. (2012). Discourse Analysis: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge
    Language Acquisition O'Grady, W. (2005). How Children Learn Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Saxton, M. (2017). Child language: acquisition and development. 2nd ED. London: SAGE Publications

    Academic Advisors

    Name Room Phone Alternative Arrangement
    Ms Juliet Henderson B1.26 48 8476  
    Dr Sandra Kotzor A1.04 48 8518  
    Dr Chris Rizza B1.25 48 8523  
    Gosia Sky TBC  TBC   
    Dr Paul Wickens B1.20 48 4437