Language, Discourse and Society

Module code: ED7504

Module co-ordinator: Dr Pamela Rogerson-Revell

In this module you will explore how language and society interrelate. You will study a range of contemporary sociolinguistic issues and learn about approaches and techniques for collecting, analysing, and interpreting discourse.

Topics covered

  • Language variation
  • Gender and language
  • Language policy and planning
  • Dialect study
  • Conversation management and meaning
  • Critical discourse perspectives
  • Professional and classroom discourse


This module is studied by distance learning.


  • Written assignment, either 6,000 words or 2 x 3,000 words (100%)