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Part II

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

 

Part IIB

In Part IIB, in addition to choosing two new papers from Section C and Section D, you will take a compulsory general theory paper (Li5 Linguistic Theory) and during the year you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

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