LG355-6-AU-CO:
English Around the World

The details
2020/21
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
15
26 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
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LG353

Key module for

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Module description

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.

Module aims

• 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

Module learning outcomes

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.

Module information

Module Moodle page

Learning and teaching methods

2-hour lecture, with in-class activities each week.

Bibliography*

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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Essay or small project     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Enam Al-Wer, email: enama@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Enam Al-Wer, 4.202b, 872240, enama@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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