English Around the World
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
26 May 2020
Requisites for this module
This module looks at varieties of English in North America (USA and Canada), the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), and the Caribbean. The module covers the historical development of these varieties and discusses their salient features. The focus is on phonological variation, although syntactic, morphological and lexical features are also considered.
• To familiarise students with varieties of English spoken in different parts of the world
• To introduce students to phonological, syntactic, morphological and lexical features of these varieties
• To compare and contrast the different varieties of English in focus and to shed light on their origins
• To enable students to develop an informed view of the varieties of English that exist across the world
• To provide practice in linguistic analysis, phonetic transcription and elementary auditory training
By the end of this course, students should be able ...
• to identify accents of the regions covered, and to describe the differences between them.
• to read research papers on variation in English and understand them within a broader perspective.
• to conduct original research of your own into variation in English.
2-hour lecture, with in-class activities each week.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Essay or small project
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Enam Al-Wer, email: email@example.com.
Professor Enam Al-Wer, 4.202b, 872240, firstname.lastname@example.org
No external examiner information available for this module.
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