LING40220 Minority Languages

Academic Year 2020/2021

This course examines a broad range of topics relating to minority languages including the assessment of language vitality, language documentation, language rights, language policies, language in education, language attitudes, language shift, and language revitalisation. The broader context is that in which there is general acceptance that more than half of the 6,900 or so languages that exist are in danger of dying within a few generations. Thus the threat to linguistic diversity and the parallels between language endangerment and global species endangerment are also examined.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course students should be able to
-locate and evaluate descriptions, information and documents concerning minority language situations internationally
-explore the literature on a range of topics involving minority languages
-compare diverse linguistic situations
-explore the complexity of multi-lingual situations
-evaluate different approaches to determining the vitality or the level of endangerment of a language.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Specified Learning Activities

76

Autonomous Student Learning

100

Total

200

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Enquiry-based learning, reflective learning
Student (group) presentations, blogs; Critical writing
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Blog post Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

Assignment: Paper Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Presentation: Presentation or blog post Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

20

Assignment: Blog post Week 3 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Spring