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Critically explore: - the diversity in English as a particular instance of the diversity in language- the historical, social and linguistic processes that condition the contemporary nature of the language- the social and linguistic effects that English (as a dominant language) has on the linguistic makeup of specific regions and the structure of other languages - the methods for describing linguistic varieties.
Apply linguistic concepts to the holistic description of specific varieties of English and their context of use.
Critically assess - common (lay) assumptions about language based on an indepth analysis of the linguistic and social nature of one specific language (English) - current educational and political responses to the dominance of English
Analyse the relationship between linguistic variability and social identity
Variation and diversity in language, language and society, language policies, International English, Teaching approaches to English, the structure of English, language and identity
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
at least one introductory module in linguistics
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: several assignments on the VLE||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Several shorter exercises on the issues discussed in class to be carried out in class including a brief groups writeup of the results||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: discussion of the historical, social and linguistic properties of one variety of English; to be done individually||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
All continuous assessment assignments, group and individual assignments, that are submitted during the term will be returned to students with comments. In addition, comments will be provided to the whole class on commonly occurring issues via the Bright Space announcement function and orally in class. Students will also be encouraged to raise issues on assessment in class and in tutorials. The aim is to help students identify where and how their work can be improved. Students receive several assignments for completion during the semester and the feedback on each assignment is designed to support work on subsequent assignments. Feedback on the final exam has to be sought individually by students.
|Dr Sarah Kelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mrs Eva Kilar-Magdziarz||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Stephen Lucek||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|