This Category signifies MA(2) English (4) in Arts (1) faculty.

Course Objectives: 

  •  To introduce students to the western critical canon from Greco-Roman to Modern age 
  • To familiarize the students with key concepts in Indian aesthetics  

Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students will have been 

  • introduced to the western critical canon from Greco-Roman to Modern age. 
  • familiar with key concepts in Indian aesthetics

MA (English)Part-I



ENG-201: An Introduction to Linguistics-II

(w.e.f. Academic Year:2019-20)




1. To acquaint the students with the nature of human language.

2. To introduce the students to the developments in the field of linguistics.

3. To familiarize the students with the recent trends in linguistics.

4. To make the students aware of the relation of language to brain, society, machine and law.

5. To develop amongst the students the stylistic competence for analyzing literary texts.



External Evaluation: 60 Marks

Internal Evaluation: 40 Marks

Unit 1: Corpus Linguistics:                            (15hrs)

4.1. Corpus linguistics: Definition and Nature

4.2. Characteristics of Corpus linguistics

4.3. Analytical Tools: Corpusbench, LEXA, Microconcord, TACT and Wordcruncher

4.4. Applications of Corpus linguistics: Lexicography, grammar, frequency counts of words, contexts, dialect and register patterns, educational materials and classroom activities.

Unit-2: Computational Linguistics:                       (15hrs)

5.1. Computational Linguistics: Definition and Nature

5.2. Artificial Intelligence: Parsers, understanders systems and Discourse Representation Theory (DRT)

5.3. Natural Language Processing (NLP): Morphology, Spoken language, Syntax and Semantics of  NLP/Programming language (PL); Computer Programs: ELIZA (Joseph Weizenbaum, 1966) and  SHRDLU(Terry Winograd 1971)

5.4. Machine Translation (MT)-Document retrieval, information extraction

5.5. Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL): History, definition, features, advantages and disadvantages

Unit 3: Forensic Linguistics:                    (15hrs)

6.1. Forensic Linguistics: Definition and Nature

6.2. Legal language and structure of legal genres

6.3. Collection and testing of evidence, examination and cross-examinaation in the courtroom  and evidence in the court

6.4. Veracity in language, forensic text types and forensic transcription

6.5. The role of forensic linguist, forensic phonetician, document examiner and investigation of Authorship


Unit 4: Stylistics:                                       (15hrs)

7.1. Stylistics: Definition, nature and scope

7.2. Stylistic Principles: foregrounding, deviation (graphical, thematic, linguistic),  Parallelism,(phonological, morphological, grammatical) cohesion, coherence

7.3. Methods in stylistic analysis (stylistic studies)





Corpus Linguistics:

1.McEnery, Tony and Andrew Wilson Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2001.

2. McEnery, Tony and Andrew Hardie Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Computational Linguistics:

  1. Bala, Usha Computer-Assisted Language Learning Materials for Indian Students, Ph. D.Thesis, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, May, 2013.
  1. Grishman, Ralph Computational Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge  University Press, 1986.

       iii. Patrick, John and David Christopher Computational                        Linguistics. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers, 2011.

  1. Pranita, Gopal Computer-Assisted Language Learning. New Delhi: Pragun Publication, 2012.
  2. Ruslan, Mitkov The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Forensic Linguistics:

i.  Coulthard Malcolm and Alison Johnson An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics.: Language in Evidence. London: Routledge, 2008.

ii.  Gibbs, John and V. Prakasam (eds.) Language in the Law. New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2004.

iii. Olsson, John Forensic Linguistics: An Introduction to Language, Crime and Law. London: Continuum International Publishing, 2008.

v. Shuy, Roger, W. Linguistics in the Courtroom: A Practical Guide. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.


i.Bradford, Richard Stylistics. London: Routledge, 1997.

ii. Jeffries, Lesley and Dan McIntyre Stylistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

iii. Leech, G. N. and M. Short Style in Fiction: A Linguisitc Introduction to English Fictional Prose. Essex: Longman Group Ltd., 1981.

iv. Misra, Parthsarathi An Introduction to Stylistics: Theory and Practice. London: Orient Blackswan 2009.

This course takes you through representative poems of Indian, British and American literary traditions.