Studying Language

Module code: EN1036

This module will focus on contemporary aspects of how language is used in different contexts, including how language relates to personal identity (such as regional location), different modes of communication (spoken, written and computer-mediated discourse), contexts of use (genre and pragmatics), how it is acquired by speakers (language acquisition), the existence of multiple languages in a society or speakers learning more than 1 language, and attitudes towards language (e.g. standardisation). Throughout this module, you will be encouraged to relate the topics covered each week to yourday-to-day experience of language use.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Analysis of language, 1,200 words (40%)
  • Essay/project, 1,800 words (60%)