LG218-5-AU-CO:
Sociolinguistics

The details
2018/19
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 14 December 2018
15
26 March 2019

 

Requisites for this module
LG114
(none)
(none)
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Key module for

BA QP10 English Language with Media Communication,
BA QP11 English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP12 English Language with Media Communication (Including Placement Year)

Module description

In this survey of the study of language and society, we look at how language is actually used, how people feel about it-- how the two are often opposed -- and how the structure of language interacts with both. We consider language as a resource to convey cultural and personal identity, and what it reveals of language attitudes and social structure -- and therefore of status and inequality in areas such as social class, gender, age, and ethnicity. We see how social identity illuminates variation in language, and learn about such topics as regional and social dialects, language rights, and language variation and change.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One 2-hr lecture per week;

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework In-Class Test 40%
Coursework Data Problem 15/11/2018 20%
Coursework Essay 17/01/2019 40%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Peter Patrick, email: patrickp@essex.ac.uk.
Prof Peter Patrick
Prof P. Patrick, Office: 4.328, Tel: 01206 872088, Email: patrickp@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Lynne Julie Cahill
University of Sussex
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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