In Part I of the Linguistics Tripos, you take the following four introductory papers:
- Li.1: Sounds and words
- Li.2: Structures and meanings
- Li.3: Language, brain and society
- Li.4: History and varieties of English
More information on each course is provided via the links.
For each paper you will receive 16 lectures (eight each in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms). You wil also have 13 supervisions for each paper (six each in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms and one during the Easter Term). You will be expected to produce six pieces of work for each paper during both the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, two of which will be essays. Supervisions are organised centrally by the Department.
Supervisions at Part I will take place in groups of approximately 5 or 6 students. Your supervisor will contact you at the beginning of each term to arrange supervisions.
You will be assessed by written examination during the Easter Term. There will be one 3-hour examination per paper and you will be required to answer three questions. The exam papers will comprise two sections, the first having two compulsory data questions, and the second having a choice of essay questions. Past exam papers are available on CamTools.