What is English Language? Subject overview with study options
From its origins as a minor Germanic dialect to arguably the world's most powerful means of expression, spoken and understood by one and a half billion people, English is a rich and complex thing.
Frequently with application to English literature, you will need to learn the peculiar rules of grammar, semantics, syntax, phonetics and the language's sociolinguistic characteristics, perhaps tracing its Old English, Latin and wider cultural roots, as well as analysing its ongoing evolution. English Language's fundamental importance will help you find employment in many careers, especially in the media, publishing, marketing, law and teaching.