This is an annual Linguistics competition for Year 12 Lower 6th students. The Essay Prize aims to raise awareness of the systematic study of language as an interesting and multifaceted subject in and of itself. It is hoped that the Prize will encourage students with an interest in linguistics to explore this further and to apply for a University course in this subject. In addition, the Prize aims to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students from whatever background they may come, as well as the achievements of those who teach them. The competition is open to all students with an interest in how language works regardless of the specific subjects they are currently studying at A-Level or similar qualification. For example, it may be of interest to students taking A-Levels in Modern Languages, English Language or Classics, but also to students taking Psychology or Mathematics.
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Essay Competitions are great for two reasons. Firstly, they provide a platform for expanding your knowledge and honing your learning. Secondly, they look fantastic on Personal Statements. For Oxbridge applicants, a few competitions is essential. All these essays are open to students in Year 12 and Year More competitions will be added as they are announced. Contact us to add your essay competition to the list below.
Linguists study the sound, form, and meaning of languages — either in their present form or historically. They are interested in description finding out what speakers do not prescription they do not tell speakers what to do. Linguistics is an interdisciplinary enterprise: it borrows ideas from the humanities, formal tools from mathematics and computer science, concepts of identity and group membership from the social sciences, and models of the mind and brain from the natural sciences. Visit the departmental website to see why you might be tempted to study linguistics in general, and in Cambridge in particular.
It seeks to understand human language and animal communication in all forms: spoken, signed, gestured, written, whistled and drummed. This course gives you broad interdisciplinary training, teaching you to analyse quantitative data, construct grammatical models and test hypotheses. As a result, you emerge with the kind of transferable intellectual skills employers are keen to see.