Department History

The Department of Linguistics at Yangon University of Foreign Languages has been established since 1998. It offers Post-graduate Diploma programme in General Linguistics. The Diploma prograrmme has been recognized as one of the popular ones in the country, especially for those who are interested in language and linguistics that lie beyond teaching, whether or not the learners are language teachers. It also offers general linguistics course as a core-course for BA first year undergraduate students specialized in foreign languages. Both Myanmar and English serve as the languages of instruction. Specific areas of study include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The overall orientation toward research and teaching focuses on enabling the researchers to apply the linguistic theories to their research and the learners to apply the knowledge of linguistics to facilitate the teaching and learning any languages.

The Department of Linguistics has been established since 1998. It started to offer Post-graduate Diploma programme in General Linguistics in 2013-2014 Academic Year. The Diploma programme has been recognized as one of the popular ones in the country, especially for those who are interested in language and linguistics that lie beyond teaching, whether or not the learners are language teachers. Specific areas of study include Linguistic Theory (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), Experimental Linguistics (especially speech perception and production, and first-language acquisition), Language Change, Discourse & Grammar, Prosody, Sociocultural Linguistics, Language Typology,  Sociolinguistics of Professional Organizations, and Media Discourse. Both Myanmar and English serve as the languages of instruction. Except from English specialization, all Master degree first year students specialized in languages are taught linguistics as one of the core-subjects.  It also offers general linguistics course as a core-course for BA first year undergraduate students specialized in foreign languages. The overall orientation toward research and teaching focuses on enabling the researchers to apply the linguistic theories to their research and the learners to apply the knowledge of linguistics to facilitate the teaching and learning of any languages.

Faculty Member of Linguistics Department

dr.soesoemyint

Name : Dr. Soe Soe Myint

Postion : Professor & Head

Educational Background : PhD

Area of Interest :  Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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Dr. Nwe Ni Tin

Name : Dr. New Ni Tin

Postion : Associate Professor

Educational Background : Associate Professor

Area of Interest :  Stylistics and Semantics

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Dr. Naw San Myint

Name : Dr. Naw San Myint

Postion : Associate Professor

Educational Background : Associate Professor

Area of Interest :  Phonology and Pragmatics

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Daw naing naing htwe

Name : . Daw Naing Naing Htwe

Postion : Lecturer

Educational Background : M.A (English)

Area of Interest :  Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

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Daw Moe Yin Nyeinn

Name : . Daw Moe Yin Nyeinn

Postion : Lecturer

Educational Background : M.A (English)

Area of Interest :  Language Teaching and Discourse Analysis

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Daw Sandar Htay

Name :  Daw Sandar Htay

Postion : Assistant Lecturer

Educational Background : M.A (English)

Area of Interest :  Syntax and Psycholinguistics

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Daw Aye Mya Mya Soe

Name : Daw Aye Mya Mya Soe

Postion : Assistant Lecturer

Educational Background : PhD(Prelim)

Area of Interest :  Phonetics and Semantics

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Dr. Theingi Htar

Name :  Dr. Theingi Htar

Postion : Assistant Lecturer

Educational Background : PhD

Area of Interest :  Sociolinguistics and language Teaching

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